Alert Reader flags the below by former real Marine.
Direct Commissioning is for the politically connected, the washed and the establishment and those manicured soft-skinned few. The rank and file disparage officers like Petey as “Push Buttons,” and, “Pomeranian Princes,” or, “Spit Squids.”
Phi Beta Iota: Buttigeig is a fraud, just as Tulsi Gabbard is a fraud. In her case, she was a Congressional staffer who evidently joined the military as a political move, and then managed a direct commission after brief service as an enlisted military police driver or somesuch, and became a nurse administrator, not a combat officer as she often intimates. She is in violation of every DoD regulation having to do with exploitation of the uniform in political activities.