Recently my fathers cancer has come back with no one home to take care of him and take him to his appointments I feel a bit more stress than I’d like to. In the same week we found that out, my POS brother had his child taken away by the state, notnesnting her to go into the foster system I’m not sure what I can do being over 1000 miles away and here on active duty. I don’t know if it is even possible to make such a switch, and if it is, if these reasons would even give me the oppertunity to make that switch. Any and all info would be greatly appreciated as I can’t seem to find anything online.
Posted >1 y ago
I'm pretty sure you can get out of your contract if you are someone's primary caregiver. Sounds like you might fit that bill. Not sure about switching to the National Guard though. You might want to weigh that option carefully since the Guard gets deployed too. You won't be doing your father or your niece any good to transition to the Guard only to be deployed shortly after.
There are ways you just have to ask and stay on top of it. Just as CPT Everett said you might want to look into reclassing and going into the Reserves instead of the Guard. As an infantryman you will deploy just as much and as often in the Guard as you would in Active Duty. You wouldn’t be doing your father or niece any good in that type of situation. Search all your options and get the ball rolling ASAP. Best of luck.
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