You have to remember that Ermey was ACTING while taking part in Full Metal Jacket. He'd been medically retired from the USMC in as a staff sergeant.
Best of Full Metal Jacket - Boot Camp/Basic Training
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: I am Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, your senior drill instructor. From now on you will speak only when spoken to, and the first and.
Originally Answered: Do drill sergeants really yell at you like in Full Metal Jacket? The Drill Instructor in Full Metal Jacket was R. Lee Ermey! He was.
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman was specifically played by ex-drill sergeant R. Lee Ermey as a bully who sucks at his job. Hartman spends his time berating his. Apr 15, 'Full Metal Jacket' Drill Instructor R. Lee Ermey Dies R. Lee Ermey, the real life U.S. Marine Corps staff sergeant who made a significant. Gunnery Sergeant Hartman is the main antagonist of the anti-war film Full Metal Jacket, although his role is that of an anti-hero he does become a.