Terminal Lance #399 “Come On In”
September 8, 2015
Nearly every First Sergeant in every corner of the Corps will tell you the same thing during your weekend liberty brief.
“I have an open door policy, you can come talk to me about anything.”
Of course, no Lance Corporal in their right mind is going to just waltz into the First Sergeant’s office and start laying upon him the troubles of his mind. If at any point in your junior enlisted career you find yourself in your First Sergeant’s office, it probably means you’re on your hands and knees cleaning the floor or you’re being punished in some way. It’s usually never a good thing.
That’s not to say that First Sergeant is a bad guy, it’s just that Lance Corporals are wary of such invitations. The military has strict policies against fraternization for a reason, and First Sergeant is not your friend. Sure, he may be a nice guy, but when your primary mode of communication with someone is them chewing you out for something you didn’t even know was a rule, it makes you feel less likely to want to open up to them.
I apologize for the lack of comic strip on Friday, but I meant it when I said I was going to be working around the clock getting this book out the door. I don’t expect to have a day off for the next 2 months, and I’m fine with that, but I need you guys to be patient with me. Kickstarter backers, expect a video update within the next 2 weeks from yours truly.
Since I’m going to be indisposed, I would like to invite guest writers to email me. If you have some writing you’d like to be featured on Terminal Lance, let me read it and, if it’s good, you might get that chance! I’d prefer active duty Marines, but I’m open to anything good.
I think when this whole book thing is said and done I might do some restructuring of Terminal Lance. I have some big ideas and some things already in the works that I think you all will enjoy…