We've all known a Big Sarge. He's that one NCO in your platoon or company who prefers to lead from anywhere but the front, who demands the most of his soldiers but very little of himself, who, despite being a thorn in the side of his seniors, peers, and subordinates alike, will defy the odds and retire from the Army with a pension and a lifetime of disability checks that he didn't actually earn.
We decided to create this comic strip for everyone who's ever suffered under the leadership of a Big Sarge. Of course, we'd be remiss if we didn't acknowledge Maximilian Uriarte, creator of Terminal Lance, who paved the way for using comic strips as a medium to depict post-9/11 military life. Big Sarge is our small contribution to an old tradition that Max made relevant again.
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Islamic state members walk in the last besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria February 18, 2019. (Reuters/Rodi Said)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin fires a fortress cannon. (Associated Press/Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin)
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U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 317th Airlift Wing walk to waiting family members and friends after stepping off of a C-130J Super Hercules at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 17, 2018 (U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Mercedes Porter)
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