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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CPL Joseph Elinger
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SGT Tell Sackett So can ANYONE who took The Oath.
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SSgt Clarence Pennington
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If that scenario ever presents itself, I won’t need orders to call me up . I am 75 years young and I’ll be front and center and I’ll bring my own weapon an ammunition.
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CPT Canon To The Ordinary
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Good for you! A patriot.
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CPL Joseph Elinger - Even if you have no legs, you can roll bandages and make ammo.
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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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SGT Thomas Seward
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1SG (Join to see) I was using the ones that came to mind. Sadly, the most vocal leave the most lasting effect, and that fogs the memory of so many other patriots that have served in Congress.
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SFC Roger Herron
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The only instance I can imagine where anyone with military experience, regardless of age be called to bear arms again, would be a Civil War II. Anyone remember the Volkssturm?
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Cpl William Holly - That's OK Cpl Holly. Corporals are far rarer than captains.
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SFC Roger Herron - Well I have lived a pretty long life. I move that mean old f*rts like me lay it all on the altar first, as an example to our young-ans.
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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 John Mizell
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I'm 71, I will be setting on my front porch in my rocking chair, with my shotgun
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MSgt George Fillgrove
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My retirement orders say that my last enlistment was extended for an indefinite period...
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MSgt George Fillgrove
MSgt George Fillgrove
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My retirement orders say that my last enlistment was extended indefinitely...of course that was in '94, so I would assume as much.
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PFC Laurie Collins
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Sgt John Mizell - I'm not far behind you and can't do much military wise these days but "shotgun" You bet buddy!!! :)
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