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. 166 People

    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
    3 Responses Oct 17, 2013

    FTA. I'm utterly dismayed,

    albeit not surprised, at the disrespect, hatred, and vitriol of so many of the responses to posts in this group. Their responses are loaded with shaming language and whoa be it to he who tries to defend his position. Is that what the Army taught them? Intolerance? Hate? Blind...
    bitabyss bitabyss
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Jan 8, 2014

    No Sense

    I have two MBA's and when I applied to be an officer they told me that I am not eligible because my battalion commander didn't sign my recommendation. I have two years in this terrible, shameless organization where the ignorance is sky rocking and the "leaders" are just ignorant...
    mike741 mike741
    1 Response Nov 11, 2012

    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

    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...
    1 Response Feb 14, 2013


    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
    Feb 14, 2013

    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
    26-30, M
    6 Responses Sep 18, 2013

    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
    7 Responses Apr 22, 2012

    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
    1 Response Nov 19, 2012


    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 21, 2013

    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

    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
    1 Response Feb 25, 2013

    my first duty station fort Benning was rough.

    My first boss would make ram my head into a wall in the office when I made mistakes. the second one was a guy who liked to talk down to people and degrade them and this is from his own admission. I went o Bragg after that and my next boss didn't speak English and was lazy as...
    Mwyatt787 Mwyatt787
    26-30, M
    Mar 5, 2016

    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
    13 Responses Feb 24, 2012

    The Army Is Screwing My Family

    My husband is E-5 has been in 13 years no displine issues. We are stationed in Hawaii my son started having major medical issues and our lovely military medical center Tripler keep giving him more and more medication. We came home in December for a funeral and my son got sick and...
    armywifey101 armywifey101
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 19, 2011

    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
    5 Responses Apr 24, 2013

    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
    8 Responses Sep 12, 2011

    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
    May 12, 2013


    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
    3 Responses Jun 13, 2012

    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
    9 Responses Sep 18, 2011

    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
    2 Responses May 26, 2013

    Too Strong A Term

    I don't hate the Army exactly, but I certainly neither like it nor miss it. Certainly there are good people whom I've met along the way and I'm grateful for them, but I've come to regard my leaving the Army as ending an abusive relationship, which is pretty much what it was. I...
    bitabyss bitabyss
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Nov 10, 2013

    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
    26-30, M
    7 Responses Sep 27, 2013


    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
    4 Responses Aug 29, 2013

    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
    4 Responses Mar 8, 2012

    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
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Sep 2, 2013

    The Biggest Mistake

    I joined the army in 2008 to try to better my life and it went down hill since then. When I got out of AIT I was given my orders and went to the unit that was on my orders. They said they couldn’t find record of me and since I was young and stupid I kept showing up… but...
    iustitia iustitia
    5 Responses Jul 3, 2011

    This is such a catharsis,

    I never dreamed I would meet so many people that share my views of life in the US Army. It makes for an appealing work day while I sit chained to my desk day in and day out. So what's there to say? Well, I am 13 year veteran of this organization and I have reached the...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 13, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Feb 17, 2013

    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

    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
    2 Responses Dec 24, 2013

    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
    22-25, M
    Feb 11, 2013

    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

    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
    4 Responses Dec 25, 2013

    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
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Oct 20, 2013

    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
    1 Response Feb 12, 2013


    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
    Nov 25, 2013
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