The Gunny noticed a new Marine one day and barked at him to get over here.
"What is your name?" was the first thing the Gunny asked the boot.
"John," the new guy replied.
The Gunny scowled, "Look, I don't know what kind of bleeding-heart, liberal pansy a$$ stuff they're teaching recruits in boot camp today, but I don't call anyone by their first name. It breeds familiarity and that leads to a breakdown in authority. I refer to my Marines by their last name only - Smith, Jones, Baker - that's all. I am to be referred to only as "Gunny". Do I make myself clear"?
"Aye, aye, Gunny!"
"Good! Now that we got that straight, what is your last name ?"
The new guy sighed and said, "Darling. My name is John Darling, Gunny!"
"Okay----------------- John, here's what I want you to do..."