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...)