Satire: Patton translated into modern business/military speak

hqdefaultEvery once in a while we like to take a break from our usual content and present something humorous.  Recently in an online forum, we were discussing the latest issue of ARMOR and how much the style of writing has changed over the years.  In our opinion, military writing has become far too laden with buzz words and business-speak, resulting in articles that are far more effective as sleeping aids than as ways of transmitting useful information.  I issued a challenge to the other forum members to rewrite Patton’s famous Blood and Guts speech in the style of modern officer-speak.   A forum participant by the name of xthetenth rose to the challenge, providing the following rendition.  We present it here in a paragraph by paragraph comparison with the original.  We hope you find it as amusing we we did.

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