I'm on my way back into the Army info
Some of the other members are already aware of this, but since now things are more definite I thought I'd let the rest of you all know.
I'm taking an admin bust to Sergeant First Class (E-7) and going back into the Army. All that remains to be done is for me to take the physical and pass it. I don't have any real concern about that as I am in good health and exercise regularly.
I could've waited until called up or asked to be activated as a major, but that seemed to me less important than the fact that my old battalion has been activated and is on their way to Iraq. I'd been thinking about this for some time but those men are like family to me. In the National Guard the experience is more like UK and Commonwealth countries in that you stay with the same unit for years and years. I was active duty for 6 years but I served 16 years with my NG battalion. I know these men well, I know their sons now serving and in a few cases even the grandsons of those I've served with. I still have something to offer and years of life still able to serve. So I'm on my way. I'll be sure to let you all know more as the process continues.
"Do not forget your dogs of war, your big guns, which are the most-to-be respected arguments of the rights of kings."
- Frederick the Great, King of Prussia