A drill sergeant has been punished and publicly reprimanded after he shared a TikTok video calling trainees and army policies ‘f***ing soft’ and ‘f***ing sickening’.
Staff Sgt. Treyvon Wallace was rebuked after he slammed his colleagues for being allowed to use their phones for 30 minutes every Sunday in Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
In the video, he records a number of the trainees as they sit on the floor staring at their phones and making calls.
A drill sergeant has been punished and publicly reprimanded after he shared a TikTok video in which he slammed trainees for using their phones
He says: ‘This is what the Army has turned into now, a bunch of soft-a** f***ing, I get to use my cell phone every f***ing Sunday for 30 minutes.
‘Because why? Because we’re f***ing soft, that’s why. It’s f***ing sickening. You’re crying and you’ve just got here. You ain’t done s***.’
He continued: ‘This is the new Army. I guess we’ve got to f***ing change with them.’
Wallace was reprimanded by his bridge commander and US Army Training and Doctrine Command’s deputy commanding general Lt. Gen. Ted Martin on Tuesday over the video, the Army Times reported.
In the video, he records a number of the trainees as they sit on the floor staring at their phones and making calls
He faces punishment for violating policy over online misconduct, Jessica Tackaberry, a Fort Sill spokesperson warned.
She said: ‘Trainees in BCT here on Fort Sill are allowed to have their phones at prescribed times that do not interfere with their training.
‘Phone privileges have increased due to the global pandemic to ensure that families and loved ones know that their trainee is safe and doing well.’
She added that Wallace’s post did not reflect the values and attitude of Fort Sill.
Wallace enlisted in the army in 2010 according to Facebook and is a member of the 434th Field Artillery Brigade.
Soldiers are frequently told to think before they post material online and should observe army social media policies
He then followed up a video on TikTok after facing criticism with another which clarified he was against the policy rather than the new recruits.
On Tuesday morning, the drill sergeant made his account private.
But the video is still being shared on Twitter, where Wallace’s brigade commander, Col. Daniel Blackmon, commented: ‘We take things like this very seriously and we owe better to everyone.’
Soldiers are frequently told to think before they post material online and should observe army social media policies.