As an Army career counselor I have facilitated more than one extension. I feel this is a cautionary tale regarding careful thought as toward what you post online and to evaluate content from a critical eye. Do I think this should have destroyed these Airmen, no, do I think it was in a small way an breach of professionalism yes. However no more than the storm trooper re-up and the game stop one on the Army side.
The first time I say this story it was on Duffelblog and I was convinced it was satire. To discover it was a real incident, planned, and seriously executed is embarrassing. If you're gonna do something like this, make sure it's a gag joke or that the video never makes the light of day.
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