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The Navy Chief

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by Mrs Glockrunner, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. One day, a Navy Chief went to the Officer's Club with his
    Captain to eat lunch. When they entered the main dining room,
    they found the place was quite crowded. They did notice three
    Lieutenants sitting at a table with two empty chairs, so the
    Captain asked them if they could join them.

    They promptly invited them to join them. They ordered
    lunch and joined them in conversation as they ate. At one point,
    the Chief mentioned that he had observed characteristics about
    many officers from which he could determine the source of their
    commissioning. The Lieutenants were eager to hear about this and
    asked if he could tell how each of them had been commissioned.

    The Chief turned to the Lieutenant on his left and said
    he went through ROTC. The Lieutenant confirmed that was correct
    and asked how he had noted this. The Chief replied that the
    Lieutenant, through his conversation, seemed to have a strong
    academic background but limited military experience.

    The Chief then told the Lieutenant on his right that he
    had gone through OCS with previous enlisted service. The
    Lieutenant confirmed that this was correct and also asked how he
    had determined this. The Chief said, again through his
    conversation, that the Lieutenant seemed to have a firm military
    background and a lot of common sense.

    The Lieutenant across the table from the Chief asked if
    he had determined his source of commission. The Chief replied
    that the Lieutenant had graduated from the United States Naval
    Academy. The Lieutenant stated that was correct and asked if he
    had noticed his high level of intelligence, precise military
    bearing, or other superior qualities acquired at the United
    States Naval Academy.

    The Chief replied that it was none of these that led to
    his determination. He had simply observed the Lieutenant's class
    ring while he was picking his nose.

    You can't take Navy Chiefs anywhere.