Terminal Lance #73 “Life After EAS: Irony”

October 15, 2010

This is largely overdue, I had originally intended to do this strip back when I got promoted–but other ideas ultimately were more interesting to me at the time. This is hardly a secret that I’ve been promoted–I actually found out from another Marine who saw it on MOL, author of Castra Praetoria, my old company 1st Sgt: First Sergeant Burke.

It is rather ironic, that they would promote me, the creator of Terminal Lance. The reason? Another example of the broken cutting score system intrinsic to the Marine Corps.

In any case, it does me no good at this point. It’s not like I’m getting paid more; there are no more responsibilities to be trusted to me. I had no pinning ceremony, no formations on my behalf. Just a random email from an old member of my former battalion. It was the Corps that had the last laugh here, promoting the creator of Terminal Lance–of all people–I’m sure someone behind a desk had a laugh about it.

I’m kind of running on fumes right now, so I will leave you all with that. Have a good weekend, and I will see you next week.