Posted on Aug 23, 2015
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I've heard "oh I am getting out after my six" or "four" or "this contract". Some get out at 12 or 15, but some keep saying it past their 20. How many times have you said it before you got out or how many times have you said it so far?
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TSgt Anthony Ellis
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I keep saying that I was getting out at the end of each enlistment, but I did a lot of soul searching and stayed until my last enlistment
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SGT Michael Glenn
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I was getting out before my 1st enlistment was up, was very clear about it until I landed a good unit that made me proud to be doing what I was doing once again. After that I was planning on going the distance and was literally taken by surprise when I had to Medical Discharge out.
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In all seriousness, it is a calling for many and you can't ignore a calling (unless that calling is the mafia, then you should ignore it).

The Reserve Component is my happy medium. I get a little distance, as stable a location as I want, essentially the same opportunities and maybe some better, and I maintain the camaraderie.
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