Posted on Nov 10, 2013
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With the fight for equality in the military and the recent decision by the Army to open combat arms MOS's to women in the Army, being so much in the news and discussion, do you think that women of the required Selective Service age group should be made to register as their male counterparts are?
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<p>I go a little off target and say that I think our country as a whole would benefit more - if all individuals had to enter the military right after high school.&nbsp; I know some would appose this but let me provide some reasoning.</p><p><br></p><p>If our young people were allowed this 'opportunity' and sent overseas after their initial tech training has been completed - they would gain a more 'global'&nbsp;perspective of the situations and people different then they grew up around.</p><p><br></p><p>They would have the opportunity to learn a 'trade' that if they did decide the military wasn't for them&nbsp;they could get into civilian employment a little easier with some experience under their belts.</p><p><br></p><p>We would have a 'positive' way to help break up gang activity by separating those type individuals from those groups and placing them far away from that negative influence for a log period of time which could possible change their life around for the better.</p><p><br></p><p>Plus, it would make them all appreciate what they here in the United States.</p><p><br></p><p>Just my thoughts.</p>
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SPC Rob Robinson
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I was drafted in the sixth week of my marriage in 1967, took a lot of heat for being "US" in an "RA" world. I earned positions among the top three men in my BCT Company and AIT Company, Infantry, in combined mental and physical tests at Fts. Ord and Polk, earning Expert Designation in Pistol and Mortar. I missed Expert in Rifle by one hit, something I will take with me to the grave.

So personally, I won't listen to a lot of 'noise' about the inherent inferiority of the draftee vs. the RA trooper. I gave as good as I got, and excelled.

Where I have to stand back one rank is in the lifetime dedication of those men I served with who chose to make the Army their career. I respect that as one who watches something and says, "There's no way I could do that." My hat is off to you soldiers that did that.

But I will not accept Second Place to any man based on US vs. RA, unless it is proven to me on the parade ground, the training ground, in the jungle or in the bar or in the parking lot after the bar.
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SSG Kenneth Lanning - Maybe we have to alter the course and start instilling this in our country!
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SSG Edward Tilton
SSG Edward Tilton
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MSgt (Join to see) - I was a drill Sergeant and AIT Instructor in the Army when we had a draft. If you can’t handle volunteers perhaps you are the problem
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SGT David Schrader
SGT David Schrader
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I was a volunteer during the draft era.
My drill Sergeants and AIT drill Sergeants treated us all the same regardless of our status and there wasn’t any animosity between us trainees no pissing and moaning. One trainee screws up, we all paid for it.
Equal opportunity employment,
You gotta love it.
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SFC William Swartz Jr
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Yes, they should. With the inclusion now of females into the formerly all-male Combat Arms MOS's and the ability to serve in direct combat with the enemy, there should be no reason why they should not have to register just like myself, and my sons all had to. With almost every financial aid application and federal job application, that question is asked of males, time that females have it as a requirement as well.
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1SG Johnny Carter
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The program should go away. It really has no purpose in todays sociaty.
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Amen Top!
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Why should it go away? everyone should be ready to join the military of a large conflict should arise again, and history has shown us: War will happen again.
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SGT David Schrader
SGT David Schrader
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I don’t see any problem with a ready reserve draft.
Top is correct as to not having any purpose in today’s society especially because of the way our society is turning into Woke society. Unfortunately, our military is having wokeness forced on them.
I wouldn’t wish for anyone to be forced into a draft with the direction that our military is now being forced into wokeness and CRT.
Very unfortunate and dangerous
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