How this Marine managed to mess up at the military’s “vacation” school

The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center held its version of Language Day at venues throughout the Presidio May 9, 2014. Thousands of visitors attended the free event aimed primarily at students in grades K-12. School groups attended from across the state. Photo credit: Steven L. Shepard, Presidio of Monterey Public Affairs

Students of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center flock from all branches to Monterey, California, to learn foreign languages for their jobs. Ranging from Special Operations troops to Linguists, students come from all different levels of training… including bowel control.

For some, the seven hours of instruction per day for five days a week with two to three hours of homework each night might be overwhelming, but for the Special Operations service members it’s a long vacation from the rigors of their normal training.

Despite excellent scores in class, one Lance Corporal stirred the ire of his instructor by having “farted one too many times in the classroom,” becoming a distraction to his classmates.

According to a photo of the counselling statement found on Reddit, the Lance Corporal was advised to carry a bottle of Beano on him at all times and to cease fire, as his unwelcome backblast would result in his being kicked from the class or moved to a remote location where “he and the ‘voice from behind’ can’t hurt anybody anymore.”

He must have been eating too many of those beach burritos while surfing in between class -talk about a rough life in the military.


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