How about s’more BMT No-Nos, folks?! Today I bring you BMT No-Nos, round two, MTI edition! The following behaviors are no-nos for MTIs. Some of these are hard and fast rules, and others are a bit squishier. As in the
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Manhandling – MTIs will not put their hands on you, in any way, shape, or form. They will not do it in anger, they will not do it to assist. If an MTI needs to correct something about your dress and appearance, they will tell you verbally or they will tell a wingman to help you. If they need to correct your positioning during a drill movement, they will verbalize their instructions.
Throwing Mail – MTIs are not supposed to throw mail. While this is a rule, some MTIs interpret “throwing” differently. Fear not, they will not drop kick your packages or fling a letter at your head.
Lights Out – If an MTI is the opposite gender of his/her flight, he/she is not allowed to be in the dorm within thirty minutes of lights out, nor are they allowed to be present when the lights turn on in the morning. Normally MTIs will handle any business before they leave for the night, but if they forget something they’ll call over the intercom.
That’s all for now! If any other MTI No-Nos come to mind, you can expect another edition of this post!
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