To restate what I once said at a Marine AirWing General staff meeting.
"The only thing dumber than a Grunt is a Pilot.
The only thing dumber than a Pilot is a Rotorhead."
I have yet to see any reason to change that opinion.
I did not get any diplomatic points that day from the Wing folks, and many of their people with wings on their chests, started making remarks about smart assed Staff NCO's.
“Never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”