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Here Are The Funniest Punishments Ever Handed Down In the Military, According To The Internet


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"These are so good.


Anyone who has served in the military has great stories from boot camp, deployments, or military life.

A recent thread on Reddit asked “Military personnel of Reddit, what’s the best/weirdest/funniest punishment you’ve seen handed down by a superior?”


The rigorous authority and rank structures of the military are notorious. Give a lot of young, motivated people a little bit of authority, and watch what funny stories they come up with.


Check my favorite answers out below and tell us your funny story in the comments.

(Responses have been edited for profanity and clarity.)"


The must reads for only those who served at some point can be found here: http://taskandpurpose.com/funniest-punishments-military-reddit/

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One of the airman in my flight had to report to the DI's office. There was a bowl of candy on the desk. He popped a piece in his mouth. They wrote him up and offered him an article 15. He opted for a court marshal. When they called the Jag offic to represent the airman the lawyer just laughed at them and told them to get themselves out of the situation.

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Navy Basic training, Great Lakes Training Center. About half way through basic we started standing watch at night in the baricks, one at each entrance. At about 02:00 the DI comes in and finds one of the watches asleep. He slaps the side of a locker and yells "Your dead, lay down". Now we all have to get up, roll a blanket into a make shift litter and place the "dead guy" in the middle. In our T shirts, skivvies, and flip flops we had to march the "dead guy" around in the blanket outside of the baricks yelling various phrases like "I will not let my fellow sailors down" etc. After several trips around the baricks we placed the poor guy in the dumpster. Had to donate several of our blankets so the guy would freez, probably about 50 degrees that night, and then had to post two additional guards next to the dumpster. He stayed there until morning revelry.

No one fell asleep the rest of the time.

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My brother tells that when he was in basic as a new seaman, he had a smart aleck or funny remark for many comments/questions. He gave a few smart aleck answers in a class and was then told to take his sock off. He had to stuff his sock in his mouth for the rest of the time he was in that class. Said he was a lot more respectful and quiet after that.

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We were teaching on the dry fire line at Lackland back in the mid 70s when we were told we could not call the trainees stupid anymore. Dry fire had no bullets on the firing line. It was to get them ready for wet fire and to make their mistakes where no one could be hurt.So whenever we got an M-16 pointed at us, we would tell them to pick up a rock and proclaim to the rest of the class "I'm as smart as this rock!" until we told them to stop.

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