Butter bars think they the boss
Is this some kind of army joke I'm too civilian to understand?
@Beggar Mugger, absolutely since thats marine ranks on the right
@Beggar Mugger, from living with a roommate who's in ROTC and the army reserve, the left rank (2nd lieutenant) is the first officer rank. So when they get assigned, they have non coms (non-commissioned officers) under their command. The right rank is a sergeant of some kind, they command smaller groups of soldiers and generally know their troops better than the lieutenant will. The important point here is that the sergeant has earned the respect of the soldiers he commands, and the lieutenant hasn't yet. Sorry for the long post.
@PsychedelicCow, I called a first sergeant "sir" once by accident and he replied with "Don't call me sir! I ain't an officer, I'll have you know that I work for a living!"
@PsychedelicCow, also the sergeant rank presented here is gunnery sergeant
@TheCoolestBean, the clear indicator are the guns. Also, don’t mess with Gunny. Whatever you try to do, he is better at and he will get you back.
@TheCoolestBean, staff sergeant, E6. Gunny is E7 and has another rocker.
@Russian Spetsnaz, ah yes, you are correct, thank you comrade.
@TheCoolestBean, no prob. My brother is a Marine and I’m Navy, so I know
@Russian Spetsnaz, I'm not familiar with the marine ranking system, familiar with US army ranks though
@TheCoolestBean, well Enlisted ranks are a bit different from each other with E1-E9. The only one that is the same is E5 sergeant in both branches
@PsychedelicCow, he’s a staff sergeant, a rank above generic sergeant. You are otherwise correct. Butter bars, as we enlisted call them, are over motivated leaders that most enlisted simply tolerate.
@nightweaver, I’ll settle for being tolerated
Hi, US Marine here. The Gold bar is a 2nd lieutenant, they are brand new officers who know next to nothing. They believe they have all the right answers. The rank on the right is staff sergeant, typically they’ve been in for at least 8 years. By now they know how to operate. The 2ndLt is counter parted with SSgts the majority of the time. This meme is literally a typical conversation between the two. The 2ndLt thinks he has power because he’s “supposed” to but in all reality the SSgt fixes his mistakes.
@A Lost Artichoke, yeah but where are the Cpl’s cross rifles?
To finish the scene:
Thor:"this is where we're going!"
Starlord:" no we go here! I am boss"
Thor:" yes u boss but no we go heer!"
Starlord: "yu no boss"
@goC4yourself, you called?
New 2LT here, and this is painfully accurate.
@RepostSniper, welcome to the club. 1LT here
@RepostSniper, be a chill dude with confidence and noncoms will make your life way easier.
Uncertainty makes everyone suffer, but mostly you.
@RepostSniper, mustang LTJG, here. We get paired up with an E6 too which pretty awesome. Helps to keep things in perspective
Wtf is this rank with the *1* ?! Surely the ranks haven't changed since i got out
@Sluggernot, whoever made the meme doesn’t know actual marine corps ranks
@RiffRaff, yeah looks like someone mixed corporal with 1st mar div? For some reason?