Please be careful!
Trust me when i say I know the urge to wanna rock these ranks in uniform, but as long as you know the potential consequences and can handle any flack that comes your way as a result, then wear at your own risk and have fun. Officially, I gotta tell you not to do it. Personally, I would do the same thing. It's just too tempting not to.
QUESTION: If you do get caught wearing our rank, how much trouble would you actually be in? I mean, it's not like you are impersonating another rank, as if you put on Captain bars and started hazing boots or some shit.
What we are finding out and am somewhat surprised of is just how far the saltiness goes. A certain level of defiance seems to be involved in deciding to wear our rank in uniform. From E6 down we are seeing all manner of fuckery being had with our gear.
And just like that scene at the end of Shawshank Redemption when Andy DeFrain walks back to his cell with the Warden's new shoes on.... I mean really, who looks close enough at someone's rank to see whether it's real or not? I mean it just doesn't happen. Kinda like this blog post... nobody is gonna read it🤣. We got a guy who gives us regular updates on how many consecutive days it's been he's had our Navy rank on his uniform cap and nobody notices. And he is an E5. He's on day 23.
On a side note, has anyone else ever realized how much better the Officer side uniform accessories are? From the level of detail to the material and design quality, those spoiled motherfuckers just have it better all around. Furthermore, their mess uniforms that Officers wear to formal gatherings like the Marine Ball or Mess night, are a little flamboyant and excessive, don't you think? Huge 1970's style lapels and coat tails like a butler...it's all too much for me, I don't fucking get it. I'm sure there's a tradition story for all of it, and I will be just fine not knowing it. I wish I knew a little more about the Army/ Air Force side and that stuff I wouldn't mind getting schooled up on. But I've also seen what the Air force has to offer and it's safe to say I'm not too impressed.
Anyways, where was I? Oh yeah... Please be careful if you're gonna risk your rank for a few laughs, which is why we do it, because military life can be pretty freaking dull at times, so if we made you laugh, we did our job and it's our pleasure.