Battle cries or rallying calls epitomize and reinforce the coalescence and solidification of individuals into inclusive fraternities.
U.S. Military groups, and indeed military groups all over the world, utilize a unique guttural sound as a battle cry, verbal greeting or expression of enthusiasm. The U.S. Marines give a sound depicted as “Oorah, Urah or Ooh-rah.” The U.S. Army uses “Hooah,” and the U.S. Navy Seals a “Hooyah.”
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman (Ret.) wrote a piece classifying the military and law enforcement segments of society as “Sheepdogs” engaged in the mighty fight to protect the general society, “Sheep,” from evil humans, the “Wolves.”
Civilian Sheepdogs lack a distinctive fraternal expression, and we don’t have as strong a fraternal identification as Military Sheepdogs. We Civilian Sheepdogs need to do better if we are to successfully combat the dangers confronting our society. I, therefore, propose and adopt “Uu-ah” as the Civilian Sheepdog rallying call.
Links in this Blog:
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, U.S. Army (Ret.) Director, Killology Research Group
On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs - Dave Grossman