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Fleet Marine Life #75 – Hypocrite | iHateTheUSMC
I knew a Marine in my platoon who drove slightly buzzed into the base entrance. He smelled like alcohol and was given a sobriety test. He passed that. But he failed the breathalyzer with a less than 1 percent blood to alcohol level. We get a safety brief every Friday telling us not to drink and drive and all that crap. But they failed to mention that even the slightest bit of alcohol in your system will get you a DUI on base. That Marine felt fine, almost unaffected. Even then, driving shortly after drinking at least one beer is a bad decision no matter how good you feel. He did it anyways, got caught, got NJP'd and then busted down to Private First Class. A few months later, a Staff NCO in our company gets a DUI and it gets swept under the rug. It's a double standard! I guess it's different spanks for different ranks. What ever happened to setting the example? A lot of my SNCOs had that "do what I say, not what I do" mentality. Like my Sergeant who yelled at his junior Marines because