Wednesday, 19 April 2006
USA military prepares to recall retired soldiers to active duty
Exhausting all means of getting people into uniform short of a draft , yesterday the USA Department of Defense published new regulations on Management and Mobilization of Regular and Reserve Retired Military Members (32 CFR 64, 71 Federal Register 19827-19829, 18 April 2006):
It is DoD policy that military retirees be ordered to active duty as needed....
The DoD ... shall plan to use as many retirees as necessary to meet national security needs.
The new rules were supposedly published for "public comment" through 19 June 2006, but they were made effective immediately, underscoring the urgency of the preparations to call up military retirees.
The only time in the last 40 years, before the current wars, that miltary retirees were recalled to active dutry was during the crisis in military staffing in medical professions in the first USA-Iraq war in 1990-1991, when the callups of retirees began with retired physicians' assistants. The new regulations provide for the possible call-up of any and all retired soldiers, but the first call-ups of retirees are likely to be of those with medical or perhaps other specialized skills.
Posted by Edward on Wednesday, 19 April 2006, 18:49 ( 6:49 PM)
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I think this is a great ideal. Retirees are already trained, willing and ready to go.
hey i did my time, i served...get these punks from high school...mandatory 2 years. hey dont ask me back i wont go!!!!!
If reitirees are recalled then they should be promoted to the next rank prior to entry.
i think it is great i want to go to the army
Ya sure, I'll go back. I built and loaded bombs in the Air Force. If they want a fat, old guy out there doing it---fine. I can help kill those bastards killing our boys. Let me drop the bombs too, I'll flatten towns. We don't want to be there either, but if they want killing....we'll give it to them. lets take the gloves off and take "care of business"!
I am a retired airborne infantryman for three years now, and would gladly come back and assist in passing on my knowledge of the the four combat tours I did, Panama, Iraq I, Somalia and Aphganistan.
I'm pissed at these religous radicals thinking they can bring hurt on the democratic coutries of the world and drag us in to there jihad to further there gains, they want pain then bring me back and Ill show these kids how to bring pain.
i also think if we are called back we should be promoted to the next rank. we have alot to offer to the young men & women. I will always come back and fight for our great country!!
Sure, I'd be willing to return if promoted to the next higher rank at the time of entry. I wonder if they manufacture size XXL BDUs?? Does this mean I would have to shave:)))??? Hey, I'm already diagnosed with PTSD from Vietnam and have had military connected neck surgery, therefore I could save the govt. money after released from active duty! Do they still offer Huey gunner slots???? Can I kill water VC in Iraq??? Any good pot in Iraq?? Man, even at my age, actually especially at my age, this would be fun as hell!!
Sure, I'll gladly return to active duty. Do they have BDU's in Sz XXL? will I have to shave? Does it matter that I already have PTSD from Nam? Great idea..more ribbons, maybe an additional rank!! Can I be a Huey gunner again & maybe kill camels?? It's not just a job; It's an adventure!! Hell yea...Let's go!!
I'll be glad to go back, the old Master Sergeant will bring it. Don't miss spell my name on the orders. Once a soldier, always a soldier.
I aint' a goin' already served, send politicians instead and give them a taste of war for a change. I will refuse to return.