Ask a question, and he promises not to dress you down for it.
Marine veteran and actor R. Lee Ermey, known affectionately as "The Gunny," will be live-tweeting Wednesday night to mark the airing of his new show "GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey" on Outdoor Channel.
Ermey will be answering fan questions from 8-8:30 p.m. EDT Eastern Time on Twitter as the show airs. Topics can be wide-ranging, according to a staff member with the show said.
"During the live Twitter chat, fans can ask The Gunny about his favorite all-time weapon, comment on his pivotal role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in 'Full Metal Jacket,' or just drop him a tweet to thank him for his 11-year U.S. Marine Corps service," said Kathleen Hopkins, a publicist for the show.
Ermey, a former drill instructor, served from 1961 to 1972. He left leaving the Marine Corps honorably as a staff sergeant, and later He received an honorary promotion to gunnery sergeant from then-Commandant Gen. James L. Jones in 2002.
Ermey's new show "GunnyTime," which premiered April 15, features Ermey and an array of guest experts testing out the firepower of various weapons systems and military gear. In a short promotional clip for the show, Ermey used a six-barreled M134 Minigun to turn a Mercedes sedan into scrap metal.
"Anything that explodes, any kind of weapon, that's basically what we like to have on the show," Ermey told Marine Corps Times in a previous interview. "The description I put on the show is, I go around playing with everybody else's toys."
Ermey, 71, has maintained an official Twitter account since January 2009. Those who want to engage him during the live-tweet event should follow him at @RLeeErmey. Outdoor cChannel will also be tweeting through the episode at @OUTDChannel.
More information about the show is available on its website.