It looks like everyone got promoted this month except for you. Tough break. Better luck next year.

But don't worry, you'll probably still get all of the new responsibilities as if you were promoted — just with none of the pay. And you'll probably take over the old responsibilities of that douchebag that did get promoted instead of you because life sucks like that.

Oh well, maybe these memes will cheer you up. If not, there's always booze.


1.They truly are the best among us.

(Meme via Smokepit Fairytales)

2.You can eat junk food and drink all day when you're in the barracks. Try that in the outside world and you run into this thing called "metabolism."

(Meme via The Salty Soldier)

3.Promote ahead of peers!

(Meme via Disgruntled Vets)

4.It's all fun and games until the internet goes down and they can't use their "substandard living pay" to order inflatable air mattresses while at Kandahar Airfield.

(Meme via Sh*t My LPO Says)

5.At times, it's nice to think that there aren't people this dumb. Then again, there're people who don't know that "gullible" isn't in the dictionary.

(Meme via Army as F*ck)

6.Oh, they know. They've always known.

7.You can always tell something's up when a Staff Sergeant gets a Certificate of Achievement for an end-of-tour award and the TOCroach LT that no one even knew was in the unit gets put in for a Bronze Star.

(Meme by WATM)

8.He's the hero the Navy deserves, but not the one that it needs right now.

(Meme via Harambe)

9.Anyone who's ever looked at a French history book knows that Phillipe Petain really was the outlier.

And most French people hate him. Not just for surrendering and creating the puppet state of Vichy France, but because he's the sole reason why French military might is forever mocked.

(Meme via Military Memes)

10.If you had a solid meal for every nation that communism has worked effectively in... you'd have exactly what happened in every communist nation.

(Meme via Awesome Sh*t My Drill Sergeant Says)

11.You were supposed to bring balance to the Navy, not leave it in bootness.

12.Honesty, ambition, and confidence are all things employers want from their staff — until they run into a vet with too much of all three.

(Meme via Valhalla Wear)

13.You mean that the "Uniform Allowence" was supposed to be spent on uniforms? How come no one ever told me that?

(Meme via Decelerate Your Life)