A leave request is surprisingly tricky business. A good leave request must be serious enough to pass muster, but lighthearted enough to provide a laugh for both service member and commander; honest enough to inform, but earnest enough to entertain. If done right, it's a work of art; if poorly executed … well, you ain't going nowhere.
In the past, we've been impressed but what we thought was the 'manliest' leave request in U.S. military history, a whiskey-drenched, gun-laden celebration of masculinity. But this, from our friend Doctrine Man, takes the cake:
The mother of all leave forms. Literally. pic.twitter.com/FvU9bIkAks
— Doctrine Man (@Doctrine_Man) May 12, 2020
Of course, we're always on the hunt for better examples of a masterful leave request. Do you happen to have one in your possession? Hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll publish yours here.