About Grin & Barrett

Updated: March 8, 2009

Skirting the fine line between amusing and annoying, Barrett’s epiphany came about a year ago as he realized, much to his horror AND delight, that his Battalion Commander actually thought his name was “Get in here, Smart Ass!” This gave birth to the realization that he was quite good at amusing the majority of the room, while subsequently pissing off the other (usually senior officer) members of the room. Aided by his passion for Mixed Martial Arts, his love of patriots, and Glinda the Good Witch, he clicked his heels together and repeated “There’s no place like Ranger Up…There’s no place like Ranger Up…There’s no place like..”

Barrett spent the first seven years of his military career as a Sailor, then he made the masochistic move to the Army, where he heard every Sailor joke ever told by a Soldier.

“What’s long and full of seaman?”

“Why do Sailors where their name on the back of their pants?”

Barrett has spent the last four years assigned to a Military Police Battalion, and he plans on riding this horse all the way to the 20 mile marker, maybe beyond.

In his free time, he likes practicing with his Nunchaks and mastering the Dim Mak. He has a katana set in his house, just in case a Ninja ever attacks because, well, you never know.




  1. Dakota R

    April 11, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I’m still in high school, but as a Navy JROTC cadet who transferred to an AF JROTC, I feel the pain of the Sailor jokes. XD Over and over

  2. G&B

    April 12, 2010 at 5:56 am

    Haha, and unless you disavow any connection with your stint in Navy JRTOC, you will probably never hear the end of the jokes. But that’s okay, it makes for good story material! Thanks for reading, and good luck with JROTC! G&B

  3. Jon

    February 7, 2012 at 9:58 am

    You know what else sailors do “over and over”…?

    Cheers! And good luck in ROTC.

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