Thursday, September 15, 2011

Organization Name FAIL

I work for the Defense Department.  Face it, our end product is death and destruction. I get it, that we want to have the best kick-a** weapons in the world. 

But guys, could you have come up with a better organization name than this one: US Army Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command (JM&LLCMC)??



No political correctness here!

From their web site, they have a list of "What We Do (Core competencies).  The list is pretty routine, largely what you'd find on many Fortune 500 websites...until you get to the last one:

--What we do (Core Competencies)
--Research, Development, Engineering
--Acquisition / Program Management
--Logistics, Industrial Operations, and Contracting
--SMCA Executor & Field Operating Activity
--Demilitarization and Disposal
--Industrial Base Management & Transformation
--Munitions Readiness Reporting
--Manage World-Wide Assets
--Centralized Ammunition Management
--Integrated Lethality Solutions

What the heck is an Integrated Lethality Solution?  I guess you don't want to have any Non-Integrated Lethality Solutions.  I can only presume that you don't want to be lethal in a willy-nilly way...it must be organized and part of a larger comprehensive plan for death and destruction.

This whole sorta surreal discussion reminds me of the George Carlin quote on flamethrowers that I've previously posted about, here:

The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done.
   

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