Tuesday, March 5, 2013

OPSEC and Ham

I am Sam.
Sam I am.
Do you like OPSEC and ham?
I do not get it, Sam I am.
I do not get OPSEC and ham.

We must use it here and there.
We must use it everywhere.
You CAN share it in a car.
But you CANNOT in a bar.
You CANNOT share it in a text.
You CANNOT share it at the NEX.
You CAN say it in your house.
But should NOT tell a random spouse.
You CAN say it in the shower.
But do NOT go sharing at happy hour.
DON’T make the Ombudsman sweat.
DON’T post it on the internet.
You CANNOT share it in a tweet.
That would not be very sweet.
Beware of Facebook and Myspace and Tumblr too.
It’s tempting to let your feelings through.
You Cannot tell it to a friend.
NOT even at the very end.
It is a privilege to know a date.
DON’T tell ANYONE or they may be late!
Oh, I get it, Sam I am.
Now I get OPSEC and ham!
I will not tell anyone. I will keep hushed until they’re done!
I will not tell him or her. I will not tell my dog with fur.
I will not tell my child’s teacher. I will not tell any creature.
Thank you, THANK YOU, Sam I am.
Thank you for clearing up OPSEC and Ham!!


  1. Love this!!! I am OPSEC crazy...I have often had to tell people on their blogs or FB to take down certain information.

    1. I knew one soldier that was fb'ing his plane's due date a few years back. I so wished I could have smacked him through the net. Especially since he was the CHUmate of my spouse.

    2. Oh geez! We had a soldier that the FB'ing where they were on there way to Iraq...he had the BN commander on his flight needless to say he got in a lot of trouble.

  2. This poem is awesome, you should post it on Facebook!...or maybe not :)

  3. What a great poem! and sadly,.. how true! I understand about Opsec to be sure, but there is a lot of the Army wanting to control "their image" which translates to censering people's feelings


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