Posted on Nov 23, 2013
SGT William B.
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I have a great affinity for well-done snarky signature lines/quotes. I never disseminate them out to other organizations; they're just little in-jokes between the folks in my shop to keep us laughing. Some of my past favorites:

"Your ability to walk short distances without dying will surely be the insurgency's downfall."

"...And in careful manipulation of data samples, lies victory." (Context: Worked with a guy that had a bad habit of playing with data samples to control a narrative in his favor, so I made a small play on the MI Creed; original reads "In truth, lies victory.")

"I can show you the world..." (The irony of this song in Afghanistan is just incredible.)


What are the best signature lines you all have seen?
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I knew a FIST team leader who had "All the way to the elbow!" On his emails.
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SGT William B.
SGT William B.
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Haha, that's pretty good sir. I wonder if anyone threw a fit about that.
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That's funny, but a SHARP complaint waiting to happen haha.
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SPC Matthew Birkinbine
SPC Matthew Birkinbine
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He was talking about washing up for a surgery, obviously! Jk. Good one, can go anywhere with it.
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SSG Robert Burns
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I was given a coin by one of the SF Groups I ran missions with in Mosul. I used it's motto in my singature block for a long time till it landed me an EO complaint when I got stationed in the hospital.

"Hard times dont last, hard men do."

The sad thing is that statement really motivates me sometimes, it's a shame an O6 found it offensive and I was forced to remove it.

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Capt Richard P.
Capt Richard P.
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Another example of excessive sensitivity.
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SSG Paul Headlee
SSG Paul Headlee
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Some people are natural born complainers.
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One that I thought was a misrepresentation and slightly humorous at the same time was used by one of the WO that I had served with. It read:

"Artillerymen see two types of people, other Artillerymen and targets."

Not entirely true, we have 3, friends go among that list too. But, still a little humorous to me.
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SSG Kenneth Hammes
SSG Kenneth Hammes
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Love it!

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