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Social Media Mistakes and Fails: Military Edition


Social Media Fails Mistakes Best Top MilitarySocial media can be a great way to stay connected, but it can also be a great way to destroy a career. With the use of multimedia platforms, posts have gone viral when people make mistakes, especially those in the military.

Some would argue that when military personnel post inappropriate information or photos online, it’s a much bigger deal than their civilian counterparts. People have died in that uniform, defending our flag and country; our country’s veterans and military supporters are much less forgiving when it comes to tarnishing the uniform.

When a servicemember signs up, they agree to uphold and defend the constitution of the United States and with that comes specific obligations. There are rules and regulations to which servicemember are bound with strict guidance on “good order and discipline”.

Simply stated, as government employees, they’re bound by law to act in a way not to embarrass the uniform. Several servicemembers have also been found guilty violating the good order and discipline in the last six weeks, with the most recent from Instagram user @sheffeynation, Tariqka Sheffey where she fully admitted to hiding in her car to avoid saluting the flag.

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What’s even more disturbing is that she followed up with yet another post inciting veterans and civilians stating that she isn’t sorry for her actions before, showing another instance of blatant disregard of military order. 

The Commander of the 43rd Sustainment Group could decide to simply NJP in violation of the UCMJ article 134, but if they wanted to use her case to set an example, Sheffey could face a prison sentence for “Insubordination or Failure to Obey Regulations”.

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  1. Its one thing to be a Civilian and post obscene gestures on the internet but to be an Active member of the Military is another. Where is Duty, Honor, and Respect? Why join the Military if you dont want to up hold these Values? Please dont stand on that Wall to Protect me and My Family if you cant stand and Salute our Flag! I put Trust and Faith in Our Military and in that Trust I believe it is Earned and not Given. Discipline and hold Accountable all who fail in poor judgement. Our Future depends on a Strong Military Backbone; one crack and we could Crumble.

    Mom of a MARINE

  2. It’s one thing to decide not to salute the flag. Another for one in uniform to blatantly write about how they’re hiding from it and talking about our wasting tax dollars…

    In the military, you have people like Kyle Carpenter. And on the other hand… Tariqka Sheffey.

    • mistake? Sorry, but you know nothing of the daily life on a military installation. And even less about respect of the flag from those in uniformed service. The fact that she chose to “publicize” her refusal to salute clearly indicates this was no mistake. It’s a blatant display of disrespect and failure to “repair”.

  3. Wow!!!!!
    If she is breaking the military law, then she needs to be tried and convicted.
    She is a disgrace to our country and to our military. A lesson needs be learned and an example needs to be made. Take her uniform and FIRE her from our military.

    Let’s see if Obama has something to say about that…… probably not:/

  4. Not that this will get back to her, but I just read of a USMC pilot killed in a training incident. My neighbor continues to deal with combat injuries after release from active duty; a friend of mine (pilot) is shot down during Desert Storm; a high school friend survives Khe Sahn (Viet Nam era) ….and I’m supposed to respect her so-called declaration of ….what- exactly? I don’t think so…Disgusting.

  5. Completely agree with the mistakes you have mentioned above.

    These are the most common social media mistakes which people make. Social medias are the 2nd best places in drive potential customers and readers after search engines.

    Along with these mistakes, not providing regular updates are also a common mistake as I think. I have seen so many brands on Facebook who never takes care of their audience and that’s why they don’t have engagement.

    People always want entertainment or something which can keep themeselves busy and If any brand isn’t providing such type of content then there might be the higher chances that the audience will forget the name of their brand.

    So to keep their name in their audience mind, they must have to provide such content which can help, entertain and keep their audience busy.

    I am glad that you have mentioned these major social media mistakes. So Thanks for sharing it with us. 😀

  6. These are common attitudes among service members. The men think they’re Chris Kyle and act like O J Simpson, the women think they’re Black Widow and act like Casey Anthony. Average soldiers gives more attention to their social lives than their careers, are visably arrogant, and have no appreciation of the nature of actual warfare. That experienced soldier’s excuse that the photo was three years old doesn’t cut it, she’s more than likely the same now as then she just knows how to hide it now.

    Despite appearances the US military now only has a fraction of the effectiveness it had ten years ago.


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