It’s Tuesday, so we’re opening the vault once more to bring you another exclusive “Terminal Lance” strip, published heretofore only in the pages of Marine Corps Times. “Dismay,” one of my all-time favorites, appeared in the issue dated Feb. 27, 2012.
Seeing this, I imagine that First Sergeant’s a real close-talker — the sort of guy whose breath you have to smell every time he barks at you. And given his proclivity for java, as Max has depicted here, I’ve got to think First Sergeant’s breath has its own pulse. Ugh.
That said, coffee in the workplace is a serious matter — and so are first sergeants. One of our favorites at Marine Corps Times is First Sgt. Jermaine Jenkins, whom we profiled earlier this year upon publication of his book, “Success Starts Here: The Basics to a Successful Life.” Among his tips for junior Marines aspiring to move up the ranks: find a mentor, get a college degree and enforce the rules. And when it comes to fitness, Jenkins isn’t the least bit shy about reminding Marines they “get paid to stay thin.”
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