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Candi
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02:00:37 AM Dec 2nd 2012
Forrest Gump entry:

"Slightly ironic in that doing exactly what you're told to do is indeed probably the most comfortable way to make it through boot camp. You're not supposed to think in the army. You're supposed to do as you're told."

You are allowed to think in the modern military -once you're out of basic and have the education and some level of experience (in or out of battle) so that you know what you're doing. You are supposed to follow reasonable orders, but can challenge unreasonable and downright stupid or illegal ones.

Dad was a drill sergeant -not drill sergeant nasty usually (he saved that for the big troublemakers), but one of his former trainees says BOY was he strict. But a lot of the corporal punishments were gone by his day (late 1980s).
throwthemmin
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09:23:04 AM Nov 9th 2012
Is it possible to write a Drill Sargeant Nasty that is:

A: A Father to His Men

and/or

B: a Benevolent Boss
KageNara
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08:53:43 AM Sep 4th 2012
For many member's of the military it is annoying when this character is shown to be common in military life outside basic training as one, the whole "Drill Sergeant Nasty" persona is nearly always an act, and two most branches of the Military have banned Officers and NCO's from using exercise as an immediate and on-the-spot punishment.

In fact most Officers/NCO get in more trouble for ordering this punishment that the lower ranking offender did.
MikeRosoft
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11:10:27 AM Mar 30th 2012
Nanoha's rank: As of StrikerS, Nanoha is ranked S+ - that's two full ranks above the cadets' AA as of the epilogue of StrikerS.
Arivne
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05:07:26 AM Dec 15th 2011
Removed the spoiler from the Literature Starship Troopers example. It came out in 1959, 52 years ago, and falls under our Handling Spoilers Statute of Limitations.
CommanderCross
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05:39:09 PM Jun 30th 2011
Exactly how come no examples from Camp Half-Blood are listed? I'd even enjoy the idea of Dionysus being added to the list, due to training from hell and fighting to keep the camp's residents alive to the best of his abilities.
Stoogebie
03:04:20 PM Jul 20th 2011
Would General Olivier Mira Armstrong count? She's pretty rough, even to Alex, and she scares the crap out of several grown men. Should I add her?
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