…I think I’ve aged out on my IRR commitment, thank God.

Marines to issue involuntary call-ups
Corps faces shortage of volunteers for deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan
The U.S. Marine Corps said Tuesday it has been authorized to recall thousands of Marines to active duty, primarily because of a shortage of volunteers for duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Up to 2,500 Marines will be brought back at any one time, but there is no cap on the total number of Marines who may be forced back into service in the coming years as the military battles the war on terror. The call-ups will begin in the next several months.
…The call-up affects Marines in the Individual Ready Reserve, a segment of the reserves that consists mainly of those who left active duty but still have time remaining on their eight-year military obligation.

8 Responses to “Hmmm…”

  1. Kcruella says:

    And I think I forgot to give them a forwarding address.

  2. Well, they told me two years ago they were kicking me out, but I never saw the official “go away” piece of paper. I called and asked “where is it?” Never got one or it’s replacemnt.

  3. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Hmmmmmm!!! I’d better advise the parents of a certain recently-discharged lance corporal of this.

  4. They said they won’t touch guys who are in their first or last years of the contract. (And I thought he was a Cpl?)

  5. major dad says:

    I think the phrase “shortage of volunteers” is very misleading. It’s not like you raise your hand to go to Iraq. I’ll venture they’ll get plenty of Marines to come back for a year or two. Heck I would go if they let me. We have one of our flight instructors volunteer to go for 14 months as a FAC. He may well regret it but no real Marine doesn’t want to go.

  6. I kid because I love

    I have already shared this video with my linkees, but in light of certain developments within the Marine Corps I felt I had to share this view into Marine Corps life with the rest of you:

  7. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Touche’, THS. I’d forgotten that it’s CPL Tim.
    And, no, he is not in the zone…..for this go around. But I suspect that it is a wake up call.

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