Marines lead a peculiar double-life while enlisted. On one hand, they are entrusted with some of the most technologically advanced, deadliest weaponry known to all mankind. They execute their particular set of skills with renowned efficiency, known worldwide as the world’s most deadly fighting force. Some of these technological marvels cost upwards of hundreds of thousands, or even millions of dollars, and they are given to none-other than our beloved Lance Corporals and PFC’s to effectively utilize against our nation’s enemies.
And yet, they can not have a toaster oven in the barracks.
Mind you, Marines literally sleep with their rifles in their sleeping systems while deployed or in the field, often with live ammo. And yet, they can not cook four slices of toasted bread in the confines of their own barracks room. For the amount of trust given to Marines to utilize the most lethal armaments known to the world, little trust is given to Marines in their privacy and free time. Every move watched and accounted for.
Thus is life as a Marine…
Peculiar, and often unexplainable.