The True Purpose of the Wing Man

So the last post began with “Let us start with the usual bad rap of the Wing Man”.   We talked about the most common of misunderstandings of what a Wing Man is.  So we will today look at the true purpose of a Wing Man and who has the right stuff to be just that A True Wing Man.   We will discover why the hopeless romantic possess the skill to become a Serial Wing Man.

But first lets look at the Military definition of a wingman and translate that to the real world.

wingman (or wingmate) is a pilot who supports another in a potentially dangerous flying environment. Wingman was originally a term referring to the plane flying beside and slightly behind the lead plane in an aircraft formation.

According to the U.S. Air Force,

The traditional military definition of a “Wingman” refers to the pattern in which fighter jets fly. There is always a lead aircraft and another which flies off the right wing of and behind the lead. This second pilot is called the “Wingman” because he or she primarily protects the lead by “watching his back.” [1]

The Wingmans job is to protect your interest and that is returning home alive in a combat environment that could very well work out in the dating area of the night club.  Your Wing Man has a responsibility to protect you from what could be a potentially dangerous situation of her boyfriend just went to the bathroom, now is your time to strike.  The Wing man should have the guts to advise you and move you out of that mode of thinking so you don’t run the risk of being shot down literally by the jealous boyfriend or crazy husband waiting for a fight.

So the first protocol of the Wing Man is to ensure your safety and protect you from yourself.  If Jack Daniels is telling you to talk to the pretty woman with the 6 ft 5 in husband weighing in a 315 lbs and you are 5 ft nothing weighing in at a heft 125lbs soaking wet with 3 overcoats on and cinder blocks  for shoes.  YOU NEED A WING MAN TO SAVE YOU FROM YOURSELF!!!!!!!

Next we will continue the Wing Man redefined establishing the Wing Man Protocols

Stay tuned.


The Serial Wing Man


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