Personnel Other than Grunts. A term used by infantrymen
to refer to non-infantrymen.
Also, there are varying degrees of POG. For example, someone in a straight-leg, or line unit, would consider us, in LAR
(Light Armored Reconnaissance), POGs. Infantry Riflemen, or 0311s, consider, Infantry Mortarmen (0341s) and Infantry TOW
gunners (0352s) POGs. I imagine Force Recon
considers everyone else POGs.
Mostly a way for grunts
, who have a reputation for being imbeciles, to feel superior and derisive towards non-infantrymen.
This has been my experience in the Marine Corps
, I can't speak for the Army