a derogatory term made popular amongst USAF Security Forces members. SILVERBACK is used to describe certain Senior Non-Comissioned Officers who exhibit the following character traits...
2. Severe mental retardation.
3. Over-exposure to Newport cigarettes and Colt .45 malt liquor.
4. Primate intelligence.
5. Forget the last one. I mean not to disrespect primates.
6. The mental capacity of a WELCOME MAT.
7. Again, disregard last. Allow me to apologize to the WELCOME MATs.
8. Consistantly and proudly displays the "do as I say and not as I do" attitude.
9. Has never been on a REAL deployment, yet tells subordinates who have deployed that they need to do their part.
10. Any subordinates a SILVERBACK has most likely wishes him dead.
SILVERBACK: "How ya'll doin'? Where's yo' AIRMAN'S MANUAL?"
Airman 1: (whispering): "Look at this crunchy-black mother fucker. Why is he such an asshole?"
Airman 2: (whispering): "I don't know. It's not like he's done anything since he's been in. He's never even been to the AOR."
Airman 1: "SILVERBACK MOTHER FUCKER!!!"