Friday, October 12, 2007

5 Ways to Deal With Drill Sergeants

My favorite was number four.

4) Stay under the radar
Too many recruits get to basic training and treat the process as if it is high school. The drill sergeants should not be thought of like teachers. In high school, many students try to impress the teachers and get on their good side. In basic training, the best thing for you to do is go without being noticed. If you are treated by your drill sergeants as a “go-to man” you are asking for trouble. By staying under the radar, you will avoid being a pushover and avoid special attention from drill sergeants.

I was volunteering for so much night guard duty so as to lessen the number of encounters I would have with the guys in the Smokey Bear hats that lack of sleep was becoming a problem.

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