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I Hate the Army

I love our troops, but the Army is really pissing me off. I served for 4.5 years and I'd have to say that in the end, it was an inconvenience. 151 People

    I don't actually hate the army altogether.

    I'm not an idiot who takes what people have sacrificed for granted. But they are nothing but meatbags for the government. I would never want to be a pawn of the government, not when we have these fake wars. Soldiers can be terrible people, in fact the military likes them that...
    gordythegecko gordythegecko 16-17, M 4 Responses Jan 13

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    Waste Of Talent

    I am not going to provide my experience coming in the Army (because I cannot speak of another branch of service) as my experience has been very similar to what other individuals have already describe in other posts. However, I am going to say that the Army WASTES so much...
    amorfati2015 amorfati2015 22-25 2 Responses Feb 7, 2013

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    Pointless...

    Suicide in the Military is SKY HIGH and you know why? Because the Army ( I can't speak for any other branch) is absolutely awful. I strongly considered ending my own life in order to not have to deal with the content BULLSHIT highers put us though, for no reason what so ever...
    BlahBlah1000 BlahBlah1000 18-21 4 Responses Jun 13, 2012

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    Clarification

    I don't hate the Army (or the military) PER SE, but I DO hate militarISM and that the Military Industrial CONGRESSIONAL Complex is completely out of control. I'm sorry that the rank and file GI's are being wasted for nothing good (generals and admirals wax rich, as does the MICC...
    Cynic2 Cynic2 56-60 Nov 25, 2013

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    I Am Wasting My Life In The Army!

    i respect every soldier, who deserves it. i am a good soldier, but i hate the army. it sucks for me. i dont do any thing wrong at work. but i am not serving my country or helping the ppl. i am just serving the army. and i am tired of wasting my life. my unit is so freaking stupid...
    shechelli80811 shechelli80811 18-21 11 Responses Feb 24, 2012

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    Why I "Hate The Army!"

    (plays U.S. Annapolis Fight Music) Here we go NAVY...HERE WE GO!!!! :P
    Michael820 Michael820 41-45, M Sep 13, 2013

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    I'M Not A Good Army Wife

    The army does not care about families. I feel they brain wash the soldiers. I pray my husband gets the 15 year retirement we find out in a few months. I have never seen so much bs in my life. The army is ruining my family. It's making me & my husband fight alot. They continually...
    Ftlewisarmywife2008 Ftlewisarmywife2008 36-40, F 9 Responses Feb 28, 2013

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    The Reasons I Hate The Army

    Man, where do I even begin?1- Double standards2- Favoritism3- Rank elitism4- Being bullied because I'm not airborne5- Being denied promotion because I'm not airborne6- APFT scores are the only scores that carry any weight7- Leaders assuming all junior enlisted soldiers are...
    somegrunt somegrunt 22-25 6 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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    Amoral Sheep Don'T Speak Up!

    They know what is going on is Wrong. They know any rule taken to the Extreme is Harmful. They know what is going on destroys the ability to lead soldiers effectively and alienates the soldiers from the NCO's. They know it is harmful to unit cohesion, to esprit de corps and Moral...
    Nivasi1989 Nivasi1989 41-45 May 12, 2013

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    I Want Out!!!

    Just to think two years ago I had a decent job with opportunity for advancement. I still don't know what I was thinking, but I hate myself for it. It kills me getting paid for nothing and I mean literally nothing. On a daily basis I am starring into space or texting my life away...
    ssouthard92 ssouthard92 18-21 4 Responses Apr 24, 2013

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    Awol

    I was in the Army for about 4 years, but it seemed no matter what I would do to help my battle buddies, no one cared. The majority of people I met at Fort Benning and Fort Gordon were selfish one man only types. Going AWOL was the best thing I ever did, because now I'm...
    CreateTVT CreateTVT 22-25 6 Responses Oct 31, 2010

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    Drill Sergeants seem incredibly scary.

    The main reason I don't like the army is because of the Drill Sergeants AKA Homo Neanderthalensis sergeant. I find myself at odds with my post at "I don't care about Celebrities" in the case of drill sergeants and Amy Chua too. Yikes, they're so mean and are a bit different from...
    TheAmazingNerd77 TheAmazingNerd77 18-21, M Feb 11, 2013

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    Life After The Military

    Why do people make it a career have to go against the grain when you say your getting out? ''the economy is bad, I know someone who has a degree and is having a hard time finding a job'' ''Its worth getting that paycheck for the rest of your life, after 20 years'' ''You got...
    pokerstud609 pokerstud609 22-25 3 Responses Oct 17, 2013

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    They Will Destroy You

    I've been in the Army for 3 years now and when I joined they were doing some sort of double-swear in thing, so although I enlisted in July of '09, all my paperwork says June '10, the month I shipped for basic...so in the process I was cheated a year. Also, my recruiter couldnt...
    BoneSnake BoneSnake 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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    Fear And Intimmidation

    I HATE the army!!!! And yes, I was in the Army. I left the army and got my revenge. The problem with the Army is that instead of maintaining order and discipline in good ways, they do it by bullying and absolutism. Instead of getting you to obey in GOOD WAYS such as trust...
    Christbenimm123 Christbenimm123 22-25, M 6 Responses Sep 27, 2013

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    As High Speed As A Brick Flying Thru The Air

    I know some of you may not have the same experience as me (so I hope) of higher ups referring to "shitbags" as "high speed soldiers." Today, many soldiers received awards for literally doing absolutely nothing or getting credit of the work of others. These individuals were called...
    amorfati2015 amorfati2015 22-25 1 Response Feb 21, 2013

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    How To Get Out..

    We all have our own reasons for liking / disliking the Army. I, judging on this group, am of the latter. All I can say is I have been driven to the point of being physically sick just thinking about it. Anyone know of ways to get an honorable discharge? I'm considering all...
    dafuq01 dafuq01 22-25, M 4 Responses Sep 18, 2013

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    Yahoo Answers And Commenters Here Are Making Me Hate The Military Subculture

    I dont know if its just me, but on Yahoo Answers Military category, other military types on that site, and some of the people who have commented on stories from this group are really beginning to **** me off with their macho, tough guy, authoritarian, far-right, loyalist attitude...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 1 Response Nov 19, 2012

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    "They Don't Care About Us"

    Everything in the military is ran with fear and intimidation. Fear overwhelms you. The thought of being trouble overcomes your being. The fact that someone "owns" you or is "above" you makes you feel powerless and hopeless. The army is a bureaucracy, they use you and abuse you...
    amorfati2015 amorfati2015 22-25 5 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    Pregnant Females In The Army

    Do you really really want to know what grinds my gears?....I mean it really grinds my gears to see pregnant female soldiers at the gym occupying every single inch of valuable fitness real-estate. Every morning is the same story in every Army installation worldwide. Why so many...
    amorfati2015 amorfati2015 22-25 10 Responses Feb 11, 2013

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    Disrespect

    so ive been in the army for 8 yrs and ive seen my fair share of combat as an infantryman. well i told a soldier to do something, very simple but he ignores me so i tell him again to make sure he heard me. long story short he blows me off and instead of yelling at him (because the...
    Shadowfox86 Shadowfox86 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 14, 2013

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    Professionalism In The Army

    I don't "hate" the Army but I really dislike the unprofessionalism within the ranks. The Army brags about how professional, proficient, disciplined, and knowledgeable soldiers are and how they should implement the Army values in their actions. However, in my experience, i have to...
    amorfati2015 amorfati2015 22-25 1 Response Feb 11, 2013

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    Beyond Depressed

    I feel this is the only place where I can express myself and feelings and be understood. I am so sad with the choices I have made for me. I've been in the Army for 2 years, 3 months, and 5 days and it feels like the most loneliest, miserable, and boring chapter in my life. In 2...
    amorfati2015 amorfati2015 22-25 3 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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    Getting Promoted

    Can anyone explain to me what happens to people when they get promoted? It happens every single time when someone gets pinned SGT or SPC or some other rank, they act like a different person or do they get a lobotomy? What is wrong with people and the abuse of rank?
    amorfati2015 amorfati2015 22-25 3 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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    There Is No Such Thing As Military Defense.

    You cannot be an aggressive body, and claim to be defensive, by sheer etymological definition. Murder is not a defensive act. Period. Murder is something ignorant people do when they don't have the intellect to defend themselves. I do not condone any person, any group, any body...
    neinvolt neinvolt 26-30, M 3 Responses May 26, 2013

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    I Will Never Trust Those Over Glorified Piece Of Sh!t People Ever Again.

    I fell prey to the army's illusions. This story is for anybody who bought the army's lies of integrity. A few years ago back when i was 18 I wasn't sure where I wanted to go in life or what I wanted to do. My dad was a loser with 13 kids none of which he supports, well I guess he...
    Bluewolf77 Bluewolf77 18-21 3 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    "Not Allowed To Use Front Door"

    In my company, the Chain of Command has a rule. That is, If you are a private (E-1 thru E-4) You are not allowed to use the front door of the company, you must walk through the back with your squad leader as you are not allowed to just show up at the company for any reason. Every...
    amorfati2015 amorfati2015 22-25 4 Responses Feb 19, 2013

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    If The Us Military Were Any Other Organization, It Would Be Considered A Cult!

    Just think about it. They recruit those that are hopeless, poor, young and naive. Men and women who fear their dream job is out of reach due because they cannot pay for college or grad school. Inner city kids who fear being stuck in poverty all their lives. I heard of several men...
    McHobbit McHobbit 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2013

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    My husband spent 18 years of his life being a

    soldier first. His ex-wife lived off of his pay during their marriage, barely has her GED, and voluntarily gave up custody of their two sons upon divorce. When we filed for back child support, which was well over $10,000, she began making accusations against my husband about...
    candidashea candidashea 31-35 3 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    What Am I Ever Going To Do? I Can't Take Army Life...at All!!!

    I HATE Army life. HATE IT HATE IT HATE IT. Have you ever noticed that many kids are having freak outs because their dad is gone or because they had to move or because their best friend had to move. This happens way too often! I am SOOOOO SICK OF IT. We've had to move at the most...
    anonarmywife anonarmywife 26-30 7 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    Stupid

    I retired after 20 years (E-8) , and all I have to say is that I found out where all the idiots have been hiding. There's an old saying: "The difference between the circus and the army is that the army has bigger tents and salutes its clowns". I am so glad I am out, the U.S...
    slimywall slimywall 56-60, M 5 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    Shitbag Platoon Sergeant

    My husband is an 11bangbang. He was stationed in El Paso at Ft. Bliss about 6 months ago. A week after living here he got a skin condition the derm called "Lichen Planus". It causes him immense pain when his body temp rises, and he was put on a dead man's profile because of it...
    2 Responses Feb 14, 2013

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    Trap-door Policy

    I am writing this on behalf of non-motivated combat arms lower-downs everywhere. if you have an issue with the army, do not use your chain of command. do not use your NCO support channel. due to the surge in 2006, they are filled with convicts, drug addicts, and other people...
    okaygetsome okaygetsome 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 2, 2013

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    Army Values*****

    Let me start by saying that I haven't always had a problem with the army. I was blessed with 5 amazing years with great people and leadership. Everything seemed to function as advertised. My unit felt like a family and we really had a fantastic group of leaders. Everything...
    74dannen 74dannen 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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    So, I know I did wrong

    but I didn't have a choice and I need to get his off my chest. Last month, I had a confrontation with another SPC who kept bullying me and harassing me at work and off work. So, last month he made up, saying that I called another coworker a shammer, when I didn't. I went off on...
    amorfati2015 amorfati2015 22-25 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Hate Is A Strong Word...

    So I have been in the Army for six years, with ETS leave I have only five months left - I can't wait to get out. Every day I'm counting, one by one until the day I finally get that bulldog stamp. I have issues with the Army, which I will address here, but I believe that hate is a...
    wubboux wubboux 22-25 4 Responses Mar 8, 2012

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    Praying For Medical Discharge...

    For a couple of weeks, I actually felt guilty about wanting this... but every single day that guilt dissipates more and more. I'll start with my background story. Since I was a little boy, I could not wait until I was old enough to join the military. Upon completing high school...
    august06 august06 22-25 6 Responses Sep 18, 2011

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    Army, A Really Messy Yesterday

    does the army hate it soldiers, or is it the 101st? not so sure what one it is, but i know i cant get any wose that where im at. ive been a line medic for some time, with 2 deployments under my belt and a third one just around the corner. i dont know where to even start why i...
    ghostmedic4436 ghostmedic4436 22-25, M 4 Responses Oct 18, 2009

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    Freedom: A Tirade

    I'm currently in the US Army, 11B, been there, done that and got the t-shirt in Afghanistan. Getting out and I'm in the middle of a medical discharge for stress and various other physical ailments, and I am without a doubt going to get my reparations for what they've done to me...
    AV1D AV1D 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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    Still

    Hi still goin strong waiting for my mega **** in the sink i have been waiting for hours now. My dad is still up and i would normally go ahead and do a ******* **** but im quite young so my *** doesnt reach the ******* sink. I am gonna creep upstairs an get a stool soon,am...
    Lucydiamond789 Lucydiamond789 22-25, F Apr 21, 2013

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    When You Witness Wrongdoing

    When you come from a respectable family and a prestigious university that empowers women in all sense and purpose like me, sometimes is very hard to be a spectator of unfairness and stupidity like there is in the military. And i know that seeking justification to point out their...
    amorfati2015 amorfati2015 22-25 1 Response Mar 8, 2013

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    The Army does not care about soldiers

    and their families. The institution does not care about how much service a soldier put in or the awards he has earned; those in charge care only about their warped sense of "justice"-anyone in their way, even innocent children, is simply another casualty of whatever "war" they...
    candidashea candidashea 31-35 2 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    Lonely Cfbc Army Wife

    I am CFBC, child free by choice for those who don't know. I was a CF supporter before I married a solider. Never knew it was an issue... And then we moved 7,000 miles from home and I began the process of trying to make friends. I was immediately ostracized. Unbenounced to me you...
    Jessicalynn12 Jessicalynn12 31-35, F Feb 12, 2013

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    Anyone Etsing Soon?

    Im currently have 10 months left in and I can't wait to get out. Move back to California, back to the west coast. I've gone through my fair share of BS and glad to be less than a year away. I have no plans on re-enlisting. I lost the passion for this job and am now ready to use...
    fearlessLion fearlessLion 22-25, M 5 Responses Feb 17, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    My boyfriend suggested we break up when he goes into the army. It's really hurting and I am considering talking to him and if he that's what he definitely wants, should I stay with...
    dmarie1995 dmarie1995 18-21, F 25 mins ago

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    Happy Easter my fellow MILSOs🐰🐣💐! I hope you're all doing well and staying strong😊 If your army man isn't home, today's a day to spend with family or friends! This is...
    KGraciee KGraciee 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend of 4 years and 9 months just left to basic training in Fort Jackson, SC, 3 days ago. :( We've pretty much lived together and spend each day together until he left. I...
    zombiegerms zombiegerms 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    My boyfriend and I are/were going through the process of joining the army together. He left 2 weeks ago for basic training. I was right by his side through his whole process of...
    beccadanielle96 beccadanielle96 18-21, F Apr 7

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    I hate my life. I hate the school I go to. I hate having no friends. I'm starting to hate my boyfriend. I hate my family. I hate where I live. So pretty much I hate everything...
    GettingOverShit GettingOverShit 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Sometimes the military sucks. But you get out of it what you put into it. If your going to be one of those people who just complains that your soldier is gone or cant be with and...
    lmsabatino lmsabatino 22-25, F Apr 10

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    Sometimes the military sucks. But you get out of it what you put into it. If your going to be one of those people who just complains that your soldier is gone or cant be with and...
    lmsabatino lmsabatino 22-25, F Apr 10

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    I'm having a huge inner battle. I want to go visit my family for 4-6 months while my husbands deployed. He's already been gone for 2 months and I've stayed at his first duty...
    Djdiaries6 Djdiaries6 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    My soldier is in Germany and has been for 4 months. We have skyped, texted and sent each other gifts all throughout the months. My biggest surprise, gift and treasure was him...
    DancingElf DancingElf 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Around 700 supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi, including the supreme guide of his Muslim Brotherhood movement, were Tuesday due in court, a day after 529 co...
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I am an army wife who misses her husband dearly. I am excited to say I do get to see him in 11 days, for graduation. So I am new to this whole army thing. I look forward to meeting...
    Lo2011 Lo2011 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've been having counseling for about 9 years now. Recently, I optionally chose to have counseling but before tha