It is not that unusual to be on deployment in an area where the meal plan is 3 class C meals a day. It is the Army. Complaining about such a standard thing is called whining. This author, John Solomon, might not know that.
He should be writing about the ROEs and not the MREs. Now that is criminal.
A-ration: fresh food prepared on-site (or nearby and transported)
B-ration: a unit-sized packaged/preserved ration, most commonly found in tray rations (nicknamed T-rat) heated by immersion.
Meal, Ready-to-Eat: the standard individual field ration
This assclown author Solomon is whining on behalf of the guys “in the rear with the gear”.
He is clueless.
Succinct and elegant.
If we were fighting under leadership determined to win, no front line soldier would be bitching about the food.
I would say this....if I were in a unit on some deployment order for a week, and had to use the MRE’s for breakfast...I wouldn’t say much of anything. It’s decent, and I’d probably start to use oatmeal mix more often. But....after a week of MREs...I’d be asking for fruit, and after two weeks...I’d really like to have a real breakfast occasionally. You’d think that a unit would deploy into a zone....do a week or two, and then pull back into some real camp where they’d get a couple of days of rest and cooked food.