History of military contracts? info
I just got off staff duty. For all you civilians, staff duty is where you work for a 24 hour period, answering the phones and doing odd and end jobs for the company, battalion of who ever you may be working for. During my time, I had to guard 2 soldiers who came off of AWOL (absent with out leave), and I worked with one soldier who absolutely despised the Army. One of their complaints is that they found out the Army is not for them and they could not "quit" like you can in the civilian world. That got me thinking
In America, our military has always had some type of contract binding a man or women to military service when he/she chooses to serve or if they are forced to serve (Civil War, WWII, and Vietnam). So the origins of the military contract go back quite a ways.
Does anyone know when in history did the first military contract appear?
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