Terminal Lance #561 “The Clown”
November 1, 2019
The Career Jammer (as he’s affectionately known, colloquially) is a close relative of the Recruiter. Both Marines are specially trained in their fields of deceiving people, perhaps even so much that they believe the lies themselves. While the Recruiter specializes in prowling for underage and underprivileged children, the Career Planner preys on young Corporals coming up on their looming EAS dates.
Retention goals abound, they are tasked with convincing the next generation of young men and women that they should enlist yet another four years of their lives in the service of Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children.
They will tell you that, with your newfound NCO status, you’ll be treated with respect this time. You can choose where you want to go. Like a desperate, abusive partner, they’ll tell you the second time will be better. They promise.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice…
…Consider me a clown.