The REMF's decisions make sense only if you think of human beings as statistics. This is the main problem with REMFs- they think of people as numbers.
Military acronym used to refer to certain support personel especialy chickenshits and brass who deliberatly seek to avoid duty in the field,especially combat duty.
This term does not apply to all support personel.
There are two basic types of REMFs: Pencil pushing administrators, and combat support personnel. It is a myth that REMFs risk the lives of those in combat on the frontlines, in fact the opposite is true. Combat support REMFs keep the grunts alive by supplying "beans, bullets and blood."
It also describes the way their office is set up. Where you have to walk around the desk to enter from the rear. The desk also faces the door so in case there is a scuffle you have to go over their desk to get your hands around their throat.
"The Quartermaster would not issue us night vision goggles for the tonight's mission, what a REMF"