I used to chuckle at the US Army comment card that came with a new, in the box Kevlar helmet. Something to the effect of “please fill out the form and describe damage in the diagram provided and return if your helmet is penetrated by a projectile.
Sometimes I chuckle, sometimes I cringe.
I'm quite certain that, despite the quotation marks, Chance did not say "my squad sergeant". He said either, my squad leader or my team leader. But, the ignorant journalist for an official Army web page says squad sergeant and the Command Sergeant Major doesn't check the story before it's posted.