My Officer Commanding (OC), a major of some seniority used to ask me to edit his comments on our soldiers' Annual Confidential Reports (ACR).
Those of you from military backgrounds will understand the importance of the ACR to a guy's career. Those of you who do not have military experience will understand that your ACR represented your CV and your references all in one document.
In other words, an important document.
My OC wrote "this is an impressionable young Non-Commissioned-Officer (NCO)".
My OC took it badly when I pointed out that "impressionable" conveys a lesser character than "impressive", which is what he was trying to imply.
I will not go into his use of "interested" and disinterested", much less his use of "foolhardy" and foolish".
He did, however understand that a bullet is a bullet and not a "head" and that a young officer must never be entrusted with a map.