Opinion: Listen Up Devil Dogs, Good To Go, Ooh-Rah? Paul November 12, 2012 Marine Corps, Opinion 18 Comments Follow Duffel Blog: The following is an opinion piece written by Gunnery Sergeant Ramon Marquez. All right Devil Dogs, listen up, good to go? I’m a doggone Staff Non-commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps, good to go? My promotion warrant reads: To all who shall see these presents, greeting: Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the fidelity and abilities of Ramon E. Marquez, I do appoint this Marine a Gunnery Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps to rank as such from the first day of May, two thousand ten. This appointee will therefore carefully and diligently discharge the duties of the grade to which appointed by doing and performing all manner of things thereunto pertaining. And I do strictly charge and require all personnel of lesser grade to render obedience to appropriate orders. And this appointee is to observe and follow such orders and directions as may be given from time to time by superiors acting according to the rules and articles governing the discipline of the Armed Forces of the United States of America. Now daggone it, that’s some motivating trash right there, good to go? Now, I have a couple things I want to highlight from that warrant, so it would behoove you to continue reading along, roger? Special trust and confidence: Yeah, that’s right. The motivated Marines at HQMC think I know what I’m talking about, and so does Congress. You know Congress needs to convene a special session just to bust me down? Yeah, that’s daggone right, devil dogs. Render obedience to appropriate orders: That’s pretty easy to grasp, right devil dogs? If I tell you to not wear daggone white socks, or clean your daggone weapons for 12 straight hours, you need to friggin daggone do it, good to go? Now I want to address a few things that are irritating the hell out of the Gunnery Sergeant. I don’t know why we got frickin’ daggone Marines walking around with their freakin’ daggone hands in their pockets. That’s unauthorized according to Marine Corps Order P1020.34G, roger? I don’t care if your hands are freakin’ cold. Get some daggone gloves on, and if you are wearing those daggone gloves, everyone will be wearing those freakin’ daggone gloves. Uniformity, gents. Now Gunny has also been noticing that Marines have been drinking underage in the daggone barracks. Hey gents, we can’t be drinking if we’re not 21, good to go? We’re daggone Marines, and we’re held to a higher standard, check? The Gunny doesn’t want to see another frickin’ Marine drinking if they ain’t freakin’ 21, good to go? Ok, no really, good to go? Very Respectfully Submitted, GySgt Ramon E. Marquez Co GySgt, “FORCE” Lima 3/3 “America’s Battalion” DSN: 312-235-5535 “Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.” Eleuterio Martinez says: January 25, 2014 at 9:43 PM I felt like I was at another safety brief. Jason Killam says: January 25, 2014 at 9:43 PM That signature didn’t have enough inspirational quotes. Seabass Goslin says: January 25, 2014 at 9:43 PM Jesus this killed my morning. Levingston Hodges says: January 25, 2014 at 9:43 PM Being a former member of 3/3 made my day. Chris Dement says: January 25, 2014 at 9:43 PM Sounds about right. Yut. John M Cogswell Jr says: January 25, 2014 at 9:43 PM I used to remember my active duty days fondly. Yep, used to. Thank you TDB for bring out the salty Terminal Lance in me. =P Scott Simpson says: January 25, 2014 at 9:43 PM That George W. Bush quote at the end is classy. Nikodemus Corvus says: January 25, 2014 at 9:43 PM This was way too accurate to be funny! Evan Flannery says: January 25, 2014 at 9:43 PM I thought The Duffel Blog was suppose to be satire. old devil dog says: November 16, 2012 at 11:51 PM Sounds like someone is asking a lot of questions that maybe the gunny ought to know already!! Why ask the question at the end of every sentence if you know…NO BRAINER!!! NOT IN BOOT CAMP SON!! START demanding compliance devil dog!! old devil dog says: November 16, 2012 at 11:49 PM Sounds like someone is asking a lot of questions that maybe the gunny ought to already know!! Why ask the question at the end of every sentance if you know…NO BRAINER!!! NOT IN BOOT CAMP SON!! START demanding compliance devil dog!! old devil dog says: November 16, 2012 at 11:48 PM Sounds like someone is asking a lt of questiond that maybe the bunny ought to already know!! Why ask the question at the end of every sentance if you know… START demanding devil dog!! zxuser says: November 12, 2012 at 11:38 AM good to go? very limited vocabulary.. leftoftheboom says: November 12, 2012 at 12:55 PM @zxuser Do you even have a clue why this was funny? zxuser says: November 12, 2012 at 1:59 PM @leftoftheboom @besides this whole site being satirical? I saw this Gunny addressing troops doing this skit and every other phrase was “good to go?”. leftoftheboom says: November 12, 2012 at 7:27 PM @zxuser @leftoftheboom @besides just checking these things I say says: November 12, 2012 at 8:30 AM OMG: LOL.