Terminal Lance “MP Life”
August 31, 2018
Military Police are obviously an easy target for most. They seem very self-hating, being charged with the duty of maintaining order on a Marine Corps installation. While a Marine Corps base seems like a kind of utilitarian utopia of order and happy families, talk to any MP in the flesh and see the dark underbelly of policing Marines as it is. They probably most frequently end up responding to calls in base housing–domestic abuse, child neglect, hoarding–you name it, an MP has seen it.
When your entire life is spent day in and day out seeing the worst side of people, you may have a tendency to become cold to even the best.
With that said, MP’s do get arguably one of the coolest jobs out there in the form of dog handlers. If someone came up to me and asked if I wanted to hang out with a dog all day in Iraq, I would have said hell yes every single time.