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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PO3 Christoph Hintze
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62 years old and still available for recall in whatever capacity I can serve.
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PO1 Steven Bridge
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SSG David Gentile - TMI, Brother. ;-)
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PO1 Steven Bridge
PO1 Steven Bridge
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I'd respond - even it it was just to polish the boots and clean the rifles of the 0311. And that's from a diesel-electric boat sailor.
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SGT Charles Cameron
SGT Charles Cameron
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Damn Right...count me in. Might not be "combat ready" due to my age (68), but I can sure work in support.
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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 Thomas Hill
SSG Thomas Hill
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Might not be able to keep up with the "Young Dogs", but I could sure do my part in the rear! No expiration date on my oath!
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SSG Norbert Johnson
SSG Norbert Johnson
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I am still young at 66/7 (depending on what year this is). Physically I would be profiled but I still have a mental capacity functional above the 8th grade and retain plausible deniability for my actions if you change the subject in your query.Therefore I think I would still be an asset to at least keep the chair warm. If there is an emergency such as an attack on the USA, I would be front and center in the ready and be able to compete at least at center mass. My Oath is firmly ingrained into my behavioral make-up after taking it seven times I believe it to be embedded in my DNA.
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CW4 Craig Urban
CW4 Craig Urban
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I would be first in line. 71 and still fit. I used to run a 6 min mile. Now it is a 7 min stroll.
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SSG David Gentile
SSG David Gentile
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I'll bring extra equipment, in case there's not enough rifles and ammo to go around for us IRR/med retired. 60% disabled does Not mean sidelined by any measure.
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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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GySgt Richard James
GySgt Richard James
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I have been retired from active duty for twenty-six (26) years.....Yes, I would return to active duty when called upon. "Once A Marine Always A Marine"......
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SgtMaj Robert Williams
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SgtMaj,Robert E. Williams.
Gunny i have been retired for 34 years and am 77 but i would still be there. Semper-Fi, Do or Die OOHRAH.
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SgtMaj Robert Williams ... We'll go together, Sergeant Major, and outflank those Commie bastards!!!
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SgtMaj Robert Williams
SgtMaj Robert Williams
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You got that right as i don't back down .
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