Why do people like to pretend they were Navy SEALs, Delta Force or other elite members of the U.S. Military? | Quora |
Why do people pretend to be Navy SEALs? From Quora: That's right. Just like no one pretends to be in the Air Force or the Coast Guard, no one pretends to be an REMF FC3. Doesn't matter what Ship you commissioned, doesn't matter what your responsibilities were or even that you are no longer a 'wog - No one pretends to be a Fire Controlman Petty Officer of the 3rd Class. That is because the non-embellished sea stories we tell civilians when conversing about what we (the REMF) did in the Navy are mildly stupid and admittedly...downright boring, and you always end up paying for your own beer. At the local pub "Wow! You were in the Navy?" "Yeah." "What did you do?" "Rode around the world on a ship. Saw lots of stuff." "Yeah, but what did you DO?" "I was a Fire Controlman." "So you can fight fires?" "Everyone in the Navy can fight fires." "Well, if everyone else can fight fires, why do you?" "What if the enemy's stone cold killer, you know...the guy who is responsible for