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Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Staff Officer Quotes 5

(For an explanation of the series, click here.)

“Please don’t laugh. This is my job.”
Maj (EUCOM) from Protocol, explaining in great detail the approved procedures for dropping off VIPs

"To hell with that. My morale will continue until the beatings improve.”
LT (NAVEUR) responding to the classic, “The beatings will continue until morale improves.”

And this one's one of my absolute favorites:
"This is the Watch Officer at NMCC. Can you go secure?"
"Roger sir, initiating…OK, I have you Top Secret."
"Roger, have you same. OK, can you tell me if Bahrain is Zulu+2 or Zulu+3?"
COL (NMCC) and LCDR (NAVCENT) during the invasion of Afghanistan

(For those who don't get it -- the "Zulu+2" and "Zulu+3" are time zone designations; not exactly classified information...)

2 Comments:

Blogger ninme said...

why zulu?

5/03/2005 12:07 PM

 
Blogger Bubblehead said...

Not really sure; Zulu is the phonetic designation for the letter "z", and the other time zones take up the rest of the letters; "Alpha" is the next time zone to the east of Zulu, and "November" is the first one to the west; they count up from there. Basically, "Zulu" time is the military way of saying "Greenwich Mean Time".

5/03/2005 12:48 PM

 

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