Lazy. Entitled. Snowflakes. Those are perhaps three of the most common words associated with the millennial generation. Classified as those who reached adulthood in the early 21st century, this age group is hated by the media and employers alike. TIME Magazine even referred to it as the “me, me, me” generation.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Bridget M. Keane
Millennials have gotten a bad rap for a little while now. Many military personnel and civilians alike rant in person and online about how millennials are lazy and entitled. While those disparaging remarks may or may not have merit outside the military, those millennials in the military have nothing to be ashamed of. While millennials may be different from those who preceded them, they are equals to any of their forebears.
Editor’s Note: This article by Christopher Manganaro originally appeared on The Military Leader, a blog by Drew Steadman that provides leader development resources and insight for leaders of all professions.