Don’t Ask: One Year After DADT Repeal Sergeant Major Tells, ‘Still Work To Be Done’ Smelly Infidel September 20, 2012 Marine Corps 18 Comments Follow Duffel Blog: Sergeant Major Michael Barrett CAMP LEJEUNE, NC – As the military marks the one year anniversary of the repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy today, the Marine Corps top enlisted leader said “there is still work to be done.” In an exclusive interview with Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Michael Barrett, Duffel Blog reporters asked how he felt about the progress made so far. “Well obviously, I’m quite pleased with the progress we’ve made,” Barrett said, “but there is still work to be done. For example, this morning I had the opportunity to visit the barracks of 3/8 and, while taking a leak during a walk-through inspection, I observed someone had written ‘Corporal Hanks sucked First Sergeant’s dick for his stripes’ in the head with a sharpie pen. So, there is still work left to be done.” During the talk, the interview was interrupted by a Lance Corporal yelling on the passageway. “That’s the gayest fucking shit I’ve ever heard!” Sergeant Major Barrett winced and remarked, “that’s what I’m talking about. Marines like that who still can’t get with the program.” Walking slowly with the Sergeant Major as he spoke, Barrett detailed programs put in place to increase sensitivity within the Corps. “Obviously, as Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, I am tasked with taking care of all my Marines, gay or straight, no matter whether I agree with it or not,” he stated, “and, as a Marine, I carry out my task to the best of my ability.” “You can suck my dick, Smitty!” a voice exclaimed from a second-story barracks window. Sergeant Major Barrett shook his head. “It’s just going to take time, you know. I mean, I remember when I first joined the Corps, we were able to use such language and not worry about having to offend anyone. It’s different now. Just because we’re at war doesn’t excuse it.” Beyond DADT, Barrett was also asked about the failure of the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle, along with the F-35 — rumored to be replacing the aging AV-8B Harrier jets. “Well, you know something,” Sergeant Major began, “I’m really glad you asked me about that, because the Commandant has made it a personal priority to…” He was cut off by the stern voice of a sergeant who had a young Marine in the front-leaning rest next to the open front door of the duty hut. “You’ve fucked yourself and the rest of the squad for the last time, suck nuts!” the Sergeant screamed. “your constant faggot whining and butt-hurt to the platoon sergeant isn’t going to cut it anymore!” Sergeant Major Barrett made fists and clenched his jaw as he heard the sergeant berate the young Marine. “Anyway, as I was saying,” he continued, “the Commandant has made it a personal priority to implement an effective replacement for both the aging AAV as well as the AV-8 Harrier. He wants his Marines to have the best equipment, affordable to the American taxpayer.” “I didn’t think I needed to bring those NVGs to the field, sergeant,” the Private sobbed, his arms shaking from muscle fatigue. “Goddamit, that’s enough!” Sergeant Major Barrett screamed as he ran to the disturbance. The sergeant standing there immediately snapped to parade rest as Sergeant Major Barrett lit into him. “What the mother fuck is wrong with your butt-fucking infantry squad, sergeant?,” he screamed. “Why the fuck do you have some cock-sucking whiny piece of shit making excuses about not carrying prescribed gear to the field and why the fuck are you having him do push-ups in the goddamn duty hut when he should be getting his shit pushed in behind the barracks moving fighting holes! Goddammit, this shit would never fucking fly in the Marine Corps I was in!” The Sergeant Major stopped himself as he straightened out his utility blouse and shot a worried glance over his shoulder. He then stated the interview was over and stormed off. Short URL: http://duffelblog.com/YdG6I Martin K Andrew says: February 26, 2014 at 12:55 AM Tennessee exists to make people from Alabama and Lousyana have someone to laugh at. Les Jarrett says: December 15, 2013 at 6:22 PM I can just imagine the fall out if this really happened. Scott Simpson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:22 PM This is funny because even though the Sergeant Major is saying one thing about how respect for all Marines should be used he turns around when a PFC is being weak and uses the same language. Rob Masi says: December 15, 2013 at 6:22 PM If anyone wants to hear some of the crap that comes out or Marines mouths, then this is the article. Now it’s turning into PC bullshit. Soon Marines are gonna go to their HR Rep and say “I had a hard day…. Can I talk to you about it?” fuckin PC Baby bullshit Nicole Rivera says: December 15, 2013 at 6:22 PM We had gay talk in the corps for over 230 years. “You dick suckers can’t beat my smooth bore musket rifle score. Fags. Matthew Armstrong says: December 15, 2013 at 6:22 PM “You can suck my dick, Smitty!”. This sounds like they are really getting with the program already… A kind, forthright invitation for same-sex fellatio is in keeping with the highest traditions of the Obama administration’s Marine Corpse. Widmayer Boucard says: December 15, 2013 at 6:22 PM As funny as this is, this is a big lie of a report. But it is funny as hell. David May says: December 15, 2013 at 6:22 PM “What the mother fuck is wrong with your butt-fucking infantry squad, sergeant?” That line is not exclusive to the Marine Corps you know. Kevin Winters says: December 15, 2013 at 6:22 PM What I am unclear of is this – you used to be able to ask and tell and we didn’t have a word for that, it was just the way it was. Then they said we couldn’t ask or tell anymore and they started calling it “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) and that was a law we couldn’t ask or tell. Then they said they were repealing DADT, and they said DADT was now illegal because of the new law. So this brings up my confusion, if DADT is now illegal and DADT meant you couldn’t ask and you couldn’t tell does that mean you must ask and must tell (MAMT)? That might explain the T-shirts I saw in the New River Exchange that said “Are You?” on the front and “I’m Not” on the back. I heard they were selling similar ones in the Lejeune exchange that said, “Are You?” on the front and “I Am” on the back, but don’t know if it’s true, I never liked to go over there….there’s a reason they “grunt”. Db Atkins says: December 15, 2013 at 6:22 PM Your crew writes the best articles this ole former Army SGT. has ever read. Love ‘em all.. Keep calm… write on! Martin Zuniga says: December 15, 2013 at 6:22 PM I worked for Sergeant Major Barrett in ’88, when he was a Sgt. and I can tell you this was a staged interview with actors in the background, nobody disrespects a Sergeant Major. Andrew Eppink says: December 15, 2013 at 6:22 PM Yeah. This is one very funny article but also very sad. Kiss our once proud military goodbye. Scott Huse says: December 15, 2013 at 6:22 PM Ha Ha I remember SAJMAJ Barrett as my Battalion Sgtmaj in 2/7 great guy. I remember his don’t beat your wife speaches. ” A dumb bitch ain’t worth jail time gents, leave that cunt alone and get drunk with your buddies, oohrah. ChairForce_77 says: September 24, 2012 at 2:29 PM “Walking slowly with the Sergeant Major as he spoke” I saw what you did there….. DOC says: September 20, 2012 at 5:39 PM I love the classy articles here! It’s such a refresher after the distastefulness of most news team! I mean, where else can you get such accurate reporting? CPT 2003 says: September 20, 2012 at 1:14 PM and I thought you were going to push a story about something cheeky like an orgy in the open in the squad bay instead of hiding in the head or gear locker . . .