Despite funny name ideas, US force will always be known for very disciplined and focused careers. It is seen in the way they all go about everything.
However, it is won’t be surprising to learn that US forces have lots of nicknames that help them go about their jobs and also find fulfillment in it.
How to Get a Military Nickname
The following are some typical ways that a soldier gets a nickname:
1. Ask, and ye Shall Receive (Which is to Say, “Never Ask”)
Just as George Costanza in Seinfeld resisted being nicknamed T-bone and was ultimately given the moniker of a gorilla, the more your friends and family will force you to “wear” a nickname.
All of this is to say, just let things unfold naturally, and if you end up getting a bad moniker, just roll with it.
2. Based on a Funny, Crazy, or Otherwise “Epic Event“
Given that it is a slow, stupid bird that flies in a group formation, the nickname “Goose” may not be the best among military personnel, but there was also “Iceman” and “Maverick.”
In order to create traditions based on military legend, the majority of badass military nicknames are derived from specific deeds.
However, it should be noted that doing anything foolish could also earn you an unfavorable nickname.
3. Based on a Personality Trait or Physical Characteristic
Some of these might be more difficult to get out of, especially if you’ve stopped growing or are 100 pounds or more when wet.
However, they are simple to understand and accept.
List of Military Nicknames
As promised, one must first realize that these seemingly absurd nicknames serve a much greater function within the larger context of military tradition.
Even a terrible moniker indicates that a person has survived the challenges of joining a professional military organization.
The soldier, sailor, or flier next to you needs to know that when the bullets start flying, you’re willing to sacrifice it all to finish the task.
Nevertheless, this custom can be very serious, and the naming ceremony on a Friday night can go for several hours.
Additionally, you don’t have to work in the military to want or seek out a moniker with a military vibe.
It is fair to want a moniker that makes your adversaries shudder in the boardroom or on the field.
Without taking much time, here are more than 100 military nicknames you would like to use:
It’s the moniker of a player who, when necessary, bails the squad out of difficulties with their words or actions.
A moniker for a person who is utterly evil (see Star Wars).
Even though you might be on the slender side, being in the military is still better than worse things!
4. Tramp stamp
A moniker for the woman who (ideally) can’t help but flaunt her lower-back tattoo.
5. Tiny Tanks
You may not be aware of it, but if you are called this, you probably use the restroom far too frequently while on a mission.
As in Tinky-Winky from the Teletubbies. The person caught watching this show without their child gets given it!
You’ve earned the reputation of being a slow-moving clot, so it’s best to stay quiet for a while.
This is another well-known moniker that is used to describe someone who assigns responsibility to others.
A moniker was given by the army to the unfortunate individual sporting a horrendous haircut.
10. Space Cadet
A term used to describe a pilot, soldier, or marine who is alone and living in his own small universe.
It would be wise for these single artists to stop talking to themselves and start interacting with others.
A humorous military nickname was given to the person who divulges information too readily and may cause alarm in a real-world military environment.
It’s not a good thing to let your fellow soldiers shoulder the blame when someone with this nickname is constantly able to wiggle out of difficulties.
The moniker just so occurred to rhyme with the airman’s last name, proving that sometimes it’s impossible to avoid your family name.
A designation for the individual who administers the stings without being stung! Definitely keep him or her as a wingman!
Someone whose last name coincides with that of a renowned person.
Do you currently have black hair? as in blue, black, or purple? Perhaps you should rethink your coloring job.
Although it is not politically correct, this name is used across the British and Royal Navies to describe someone who lives in the subcontinent.
This is an acronym for the moniker Prince of Darkness.
Although you might not even be aware of what you accomplished, you are now a badass man or dudette.
A moniker is given to a person who is unwavering in their loyalty and never gives up the fight!
The term “pain in the a**,” which is what this acronym is for, may or may not apply to you in or around the squadron.
What comes first, Stewart or Stuart? Got it? Let me explain it to you clearly: Stu…Pid.
It’s a humorous military term for the person who calls themselves a world-class CrossFit fanatics but may not always look the part.
A moniker for the policeman who struggles to understand maps.
Do you have trouble tanning? It’s alright; only your nickname will identify you.
A moniker for someone who embodies everything that is hippy, free spirit, “Summer of Love,” “DON’T EAT MEAT,” and tree-hugging.
This label is typically given to the underprivileged immigrant or the guy who adores nachos, tacos, and quesadillas!
The term “original gangster” or “that tough” is an abbreviation for the person going by this label.
You are petite but adorable! You can also dine at McDonald’s too regularly!
29. Not so
This just means it’s a clever moniker!
A moniker for someone who is homeless or is regarded as a bit of a bum.
a slang term for someone who experiences frequent flatulence.
This moniker is used for women who, um, aren’t men. Got it? Not a man.
You are a rebel without a cause, which puts this moniker right up there with “Maverick”!
A ground dweller’s nickname for a person who mutters and stumbles through his remarks.
Or, to put it another way, you mumble a lot!
It stands for “Master of the Apparent” and can be subtly snuck in once you have the receiver thinking you mean Mojo or something else a little bit “cooler.”
A moniker for the soldier or civilian who claims to have joined the military only for the benefit and to launch their budding rap careers.
Cooper as a last name? You can also be short in stature. Whatever the case, we advise you to simply own it.
Because this is the only aircraft they are likely to recognize or associate with the old Soviet Union.
Some people of Eastern European heritage will receive this nickname from their ignorant coalition friends, in keeping with the aforementioned moniker.
Some people simply possess the golden touch!
This person has the power to influence the general, the boss, or the coach.
A moniker for the squadron snitch and the canine detective.
You might be able to get rid of this moniker, which reminds people of obnoxious Marty from Back to the Future, if you quit trying so hard.
A slang term for someone who “could be Asian,” regardless of whether they eat or dress the part.
A name that, while not particularly original, at least denotes that you are an irrational rebel.
Call yourself Carl or Karl.
Given that your, eh, gut is exposed, you might want to work out a little more or refrain from participating in the military tradition of “Tiny T-Shirt Tuesday”.
A moniker was given to people whose last name is Monroe or a variant that sounds close.
We wager that this person’s name, which is frequently used abroad, has nothing to do with gardening.
A nickname for a soldier or sailor who is known to divert attention before fleeing from danger.
A nickname for any international person who consumes their whole diet at the chow hall or common kitchen.
This could also be a reference to a worker who injured their arm while on the job and is now required to wear a sling that looks like, well, a lunchbox!
51. Love handles
Name for someone who could require more frequent gym visits.
This is a nickname for the nerd who is always gushing over JRR Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings films.
This is a term for “losers of the American Revolution” that is only used to refer to Brits assigned to US facilities.
Possess an eye for the dramatic? Hence the allusion to Liza Minnelli.
This is a fantastic nickname for a girl, but if you’re a guy, you might want to visit the gym and work on getting rid of those “pins”!
The name was given to the rogue player in military simulations or to someone with the last name Jenkins.
Unfortunately, because you often offer up your unit for misadventures or flatter the colonel, general, or military advisor, everyone views you as a tool.
Fawcett is your last name.
59. Landing Strip
A term used to describe a soldier, sailor, or marine with a high-and-tight haircut that has a little too much hair trimmed off the top.
If given to a woman, she might want to steer clear of, um, some grooming practices.
60. Kwazi or Quasi
If you desire a moniker, get this one.
A label is applied to someone who is on the shorter side.
The moniker dates back to 2005 before memes were popular.
When a person is in a pub with other fliers, military friends, and the like, they are typically a troublemaker and a bit of a clumsy oaf who refuses to slow down or exercise caution.
It means “I Require Intense Supervision,” which means that in the friction of battle, this person should never be left to their own devices.
Hass as a last name
For someone of Russian ancestry who may still be ascending and owning it like a boss.
A moniker for someone who thinks they’re a Jekyll (i.e., sober) but, in fact, they’re an unpredictable drunk.
A moniker for someone who is either a complete mess or madly in love with the University of Miami Dolphins football team.
A code word for a member of the German Air Force denoting exceptional
This is a term for someone who, in the military, can ‘get things done.
The individual to whom you bring all your practical jokes for immaculate execution is the recipient of the cool soldier moniker.
Whether you know it or not, you have the appearance of an ominous older guy.
A nickname for someone who frequently engages in nasty conversation.
Did you play the first nine holes of your recent round of golf as you were playing ice hockey, or as in Gilmore?
Undoubtedly a nice moniker that can be acquired in the boardroom or on the baseball field.
Are you a Jersey Shore native? Are you shoreshore (excuse the word play!)?
76. Grim reaper
A nickname for someone who, well, is probably going to deliver death to those who need a little reckoning.
This is a term used to describe someone who may appear or act a little older than they are.
A nickname for a pilot with strong G-force tolerance.
A soldier or airmen with red hair is known by this term.
This is a nickname for a soldier or sailor who frequently gets lost literally and metaphorically.
A nickname for a person who can’t help but chuckle. Often, it’s a nervous twitch, and while under stress, the person may not even be aware of it.
This is a term for someone who appears for a split second before disappearing with a poof.
A nickname for people who can eat their way through a military mess hall buffet and then return for more.
It goes without saying that there are other ways of declaring when one would like to get married and have children.
A moniker for someone with excessive amounts of hair (everywhere!).
Yes, you might not be very intelligent or bright, as they say in the military.
All those f***ing new people, who, yes, no one loves, go by this moniker.
Given by the British military to someone whose last name is the same as that of a well-known person, Gordon is an example of such a nickname.
You sometimes can’t help that you were born with red hair, just like Big Red and Ginger (everywhere).
This term, which means funny accent man and is only used in and around NATO, is also not politically correct because it is used behind closed doors.
It is based on an old, unattractive bird that simply cannot take flight. a moniker for a person with bad piloting skills.
93. Elvo or Elvis
A name for someone with a retro style from the 1950s
A nickname for a person who is using a sugar daddy to strive for financial success (or momma). However, be cautious about who you hang out with both on and off the clock!
A moniker for the person who is perpetually helping others. In the military, you never volunteer.
Another acronym denotes that a military member is dumb as s***.
A stooge is known by this nickname, thus you should usually have someone nearby when the commander gives you a dressing-down (i.e., he or she will keep it light).
Can’t Remember A F***ing Thing is the abbreviation for this name, which is obviously not a fantastic nickname.
A label for someone who delights in their own jokes but is blind to the fact that no one else finds them funny.
Someone who talks considerably too slowly or is just plain boring is known by this nickname.
In conclusion, we hope you found this list and the customs, histories, and naming rules behind the names helpful.
Having said that, always use caution when looking for a military nickname for a friend or yourself.
At times, it could be preferable to accept a poor situation
Finally, if you know of any obvious mistakes or a completely awesome, ridiculous, or logical military moniker that we missed, please let us know.
We eagerly anticipate your report; until next time, YOU ARE DISMISSED!