This is 100% true.
Okay, I have no idea if this is true, but I’m being honest when I say that I actually asked some Marines where the duty logbooks go when they’re full, and no one actually knew the answer. It is one of the mysteries of the Marine Corps, like why are boat cloaks still a thing, why does the armory never have any CLP, and where do Gunners come from?
No one knows the answers to these questions, they are and forever will be mysteries impossible to answer.
The logbook is a ubiquitous item in the Marine Corps lexicon. It’s a strange shade of lime green with a cloth binding sitting on the desk of every duty hut across the land. It is where you record anything and everything you see (and feel) while on duty. The practice is strict, it must be filled out properly or be voided.
No one knows why, but we’re pretty sure it’s just to satisfy First Sergeant on lonely nights.
In other news, I’m still looking for some more writers to be featured on TL. There seems to be some confusion as to what I’m looking for here, I’m not looking for ideas. I’m looking for you to write full pieces for the Opinion section of the site. Funny and insightful, I’m looking to expand the voice of the Marine Corps to anyone interested. If you’re active duty and want to be featured on TL, send me an email and send me a sample or something otherwise funny.