What Is Your Military Nickname?
by Brian Whitney


What could possibly be a more important thing to do in your life than serve in the military? You are not only helping your country, but you are learning respect, discipline, and pushing yourself to your limits. Not only that but you are upholding important traditions, ones that have last for centuries. No, we are not talking about traditions in the heroic sense, what we're talking about the tradition of getting a nickname.

When it comes to the military, nicknames are where it's at! If you have served in the military and don't have a good nickname, then you haven't served at all. Now we're not saying you are going to have a totally killer nickname like Chaos, The Fighting Bishop, Old Blood and Guts, or the Black Swallow of Death, but to know that you have left your mark in the military, then there has to be something that people call you.  So whether you have served in the military, are planning to, or are just sitting on your couch eating Cool Ranch Doritos, you know that you have enough style to have gotten a darn good military nickname. But what would it be? Take this quiz to find out.


HowStuffWorks got its start in 1998 at a college professor's kitchen table. From there, we quickly grew into an award-winning source of unbiased, reliable, easy-to-understand answers and explanations of how the world actually works. Today, our writers, editors, podcasters and video hosts share all the things we're most excited to learn about with nearly 30 million visitors to the site each month. You can learn more about us in our FAQ.

HowStuffWorks' award-winning apps for iPhone, iPad and Android have been downloaded millions of times from fans throughout the globe.