undeployable status:




 
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Boots
 
August 27th, 2004  
OIFguy
 

Topic: undeployable status:


I just returned from a year ofArmy service in Iraq (as an E-5). When I returned I got attached to a new unit who says they will be deploying in 6 months. I cant bear the thought of going to Iraq for another year. I have a career, a house payment and, well, a life. Im not some kid out of high school.
Does anyone know how I can avoid going back? Is there a program I can join that will make me undeployable? I dont want to sound unpatriotic, but I feel like I served my time and shouldnt have to go back, at least for a couple years.
Thanks for any info you guys provide!
August 27th, 2004  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
are you active duty or reserve/national guard?
August 27th, 2004  
OIFguy
 

Topic: reserves


I am in the army reserves
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Boots
August 27th, 2004  
silent driller
 
 
Been to college, yet?
August 27th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
First off let me thank you for your service from the bottom of my heart, yall did and went were nobody else In the world wanted to go, and noone can take that away.

Unfortunatly, I dont know If your going to be able to get out of another deployment. Id make an effort to talk to your new CO about this.
August 27th, 2004  
Jason Bourne
 
Got a wife/girlfriend or kid
August 27th, 2004  
OIFguy
 

Topic: questions answered


I am still reading all your responses. To answer some of your questions. First and most important, I am NOT weasling out of a deployment, if you spent one year there then came back to the states, you wouldnt want to go back in 6 months either.
Second, I did go to college, I have 2 bachelors degree and a masters degree. I am a scientist by profession.
Third, I have no kids and am not married, but i do have a girlfriend.
Thanks for all your advice, I will continue to monitor this topic.

I was told if I joined the national guard and went into officer training that would put me on undeployable status. But to be truthfull, i like being a sergeant and I certainly dont want to have to go through basic again
August 27th, 2004  
sgtbreeden
 
 
There is no positive way out of the deployment. I can tell you that for sure I have been in service for five years and been on five deployments. I think you should just go and do what you signed that line 14 times to do. when your nation calls you should answer the phone. You took an oath live it.



Sorry if that sounds a little harsh but you are an NCO i know you can take it. You should think about leading your Soldiers back home not saving your own
August 28th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
I won't bother to comment in depth, I'm too annoyed with your post and Sgt. Breeden covered it fairly well.

Suck it up, quit whining and do your duty - we all make sacrifices and we all volunteered.
August 28th, 2004  
C/2nd Lt Robot
 
 
Well OIFguy the last part of your last post seems contradicting to me. You say you like being a NCO but you don't want to go back to the place where your country needs you. (I know that i'm not in the military and im just a high schooler, but i agree with sgtbreeden and RnderSafe, they know what their talking about)