As I’ve written before, Army writing style only asks that one’s prose be “generally free of errors.” However, there are some situations where one would think that a little closer attention to detail would be warranted. I discovered both of the examples below on the same day, within minutes of each other.
Exhibit A. This is a real slide from a real presentation made by a real battle command training center sent to real soldiers. The irony is simply murderous. This presentation was sent to me and this was the first slide. I fell out of my chair when I saw it.
Exhibit B. This is a real shipping label from real maps really sent from NIMA. That’s the National Intelligence Mapping Agency, boys and girls. I guess military intelligence is an oxymoron, after all. This label was on a package of maps one of my cohorts got in the mail.