Posted on May 7, 2019
SPC Angela Burnham
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Lets say there's a fictional doomsday scenario in which the US is being invaded. The Draft has already been brought back, but it's not enough. Could the law be changed to forcibly call back veterans who have already met their seven year obligation? Say everyone under the age of 45 or something like that? Would it take an act of congress or could executive authority alone be enough to do something like that? Silly question I know, just a shower thought that popped up yesterday, and I'm curious to see what you all have to say about it.
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Someone invades our country I won’t be waiting for my “return to duty” orders to act lol...

Locked. Loaded, bring it on fellas!
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SGT Doug Blanchard
SGT Doug Blanchard
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Like I told my wife when 9/11 happened. "If my health would not stop me from going back into the Army, I would be at the recruiters office so fast it would make your head spin." So he'll yes I would already be locked and loaded and on the beach waiting on the bastard to try and land on the beach.
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SSG John Mercer
SSG John Mercer
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SGT Tell Sackett - To my understanding, not just officers...
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Cpl Robert Eldridge
Cpl Robert Eldridge
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Way to old to fight .But by GOD I can still shoot pretty darn well.
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SFC Charles McVey Sr.
SFC Charles McVey Sr.
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SPC Dwight Turner - I am 76, and so being as I am retired from the Army under Federal Law we are still subject to recall in such an even as the US being invaded. Now as to the other part, your IRR may have been completed but the way certain EO are written, under such a circumstance any former member of the military Honorably Separated can be recalled, it is the Continuity of Service EO written by Truman and counter signed by Eisenhower and an EO never expires unless it specifically has an expiration date written into the EO.
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Depends on your circumstances.
If you are in the Retired Reseve, you bet.
If you are out all the way, it would take an act of Congress.
Having said that, if stuff goes that sideways, I will find the Army, not wait for the Army to find me.
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SSG Jeff Dancinger
SSG Jeff Dancinger
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Darn, no edit option. Sorry for the typos.
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SPC Justin Nash
SPC Justin Nash
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I might not even find the army, but hit the tree line and go guerilla. WOLVERINES!!!!!!!
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SSG David Gentile
SSG David Gentile
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SSG Jeff Dancinger - I think all of us vets who worked LEO would be there, call or no call, and We'd be Effective from day 1 because we're used to taking initiative and kept our skills up.
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PO1 Chad Alcock
PO1 Chad Alcock
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I agree, and people wonder why I keep my weapons ready to go.
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They can call me out of 17 years of retirement, if they so desire. And I would go immediately, if not sooner!!!
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Sgt Henry Wiegel You and I, both!!!
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SFC Joseph Behmke ...Damn right. There's lots a patriot can do to further the cause of freedom!!!
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SMSgt Jeff Kyle
SMSgt Jeff Kyle
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LTC John G Shaw MBA, JD not sure how that works. When I retired I was told that I could be recalled but that would only be if there was a apocalyptic event (not necessarily zombies). Unfortunately for me, I’m 100% P&T at the VA. No going back unless theY come out with the machine that rejuvenates old people and makes them strong again. (John Ringo, Posleen War series).
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GySgt Richard James ... I keep thinking I'm one of the older retired guys. But you have nine years on me and someone else has six. It's eighteen years I've been away, come this fall.
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