the v. Schlieffen Plan envisioned pushing the magically essential right wing of Imperial Deutschland to the max of human endeavors.
1914 tech still relied mighty heavily on real horse speed and the tired and true infantry footslogging of eons past and v. Kluck's cats had to literally haul assets in their sleep. When a divisional commander noted the dirty, dusty troops - were hungry, tired, and reeking of sweat - that was cool.
Closer inspection revealed they were also reelingly out of step and drunker than true Oktoberfest believers, the Prussian general mentioned it to das Korps Kommander v. Kluck himself.
v. Kluck - Furor Teutonicus in the flesh, laughingly laughed off such inappropriate tattletales and correctly saged that "...Abnormal demands require abnormal stimuli..."
Much like the mistaken naval response about CVN 65's ex new Captain and former XO of "XO Movie Nights."
1st off - the most dangerous place in the world to hang out and engage the deadly arts of Naval Air Superiority/ close combat air support is on the deck of an American aircraft carrier. Anywhere onboard is cut off from the outside world for extended periods of time - safety and professionalism is congruent with keeping up morale.
2nd - all the targets of what may or may not be accepted humor were targets of choice. Certain alternate lifestylers chose their alternate lifestyle - just as Surface Warfare Officers (SWO Boys) picked their branch of service to something larger than self.
Thirdly, Capt Honors evidently did everything exceptionally well as XO - hence his promo to full bird Captain.
As for complaints - it may be best to remember that in a fun and free choice society - the pinnacle of civilization where ppl volunteer to fight wars, stand long watches and risk tragedy and death on an hourly basis - morale, mission requirements and R n R are above and beyond what could be considered normal.
And abnormal demands require abnormal stimuli.
Pic - "F Bombs and SWO Boys" by Aaron Riveroll