One Day In The Orderly Room
One day, the Commander noticed that an inordinately high percentage of his people had signed up for Servicemen's Group Life Insurance (SGLI). He sought out the Orderly Room clerk responsible for the SGLI program and asked how he managed to get such a high rate of participation.
"Oh, sir, it was easy. I just tell the people that if you're killed in combat and don't have SGLI, all your family gets is barely enough money to bury you with. But if you do have it, they get $250,000. Then I ask 'Who do you think they're going to send into combat first?'."