The Winner is Lord Enigma who suggested list item 198. Not allowed to lead a “Coup” during training missions.
At first I wasn’t sure if I should tell this story here. I’ve always had a policy of not telling telling any stories that could easily be traced back to people who might reasonably still be in service. And I definitely don’t want to tell any stories that might implicate someone in some sort of extra-legal shenanigans. (Which is, coincidentally, why many of the submitted stories don’t go up on the site. I don’t care how funny you think the felony assault turned out. I don’t want to get involved.)
But I did promise that I would tell the whichever story got the most votes. And this one was the clear winner.
So here it goes. In Script Format.
The setting: Ft Drum, NY during the summer. A training mission is in progress.
Skippy: Hey SGT. Think we could get away with starting a coup during the exercise?
NCOIC: No probably not.
Skippy: Want to try anyways?
NCOIC: (Appears to think about it) Naw, we’d better not. It would probably make the Commander mad.
Commander: It might look bad on my OER.
Skippy: I never get to have any fun.
I never said it was a good story.