Posted on Apr 11, 2019
TSgt Carl Johnson
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I was transferred to Non-Active Reserve status on 5 DEC 91, and enlisted in the Air National Guard on 5 APR 2003. I'm sure that some of you have had, or have known someone with, longer breaks than that.
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Edited 1 y ago
I work for the VA in disability and I saw a Army infantry Vet who served in Vietnam that was discharged in 1969 join the Army guard in 2003 and deploy to Afghanistan as a doctor. I thought that was pretty cool.

34 year break in service
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i think that person won
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TSgt Carl Johnson
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That is incredible!
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1SG John Millan
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Guard has a LOT of old timers, with broken time. The Nam vets have all maxed out on age and are out or retired now, but we had a 50-year old Nam vet, a SPC in 90. He made SSG and retired just shy of his 62nd B-day with 20 years, He did the math and just made it by like a month!
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CW5 Jack Cardwell
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You make my 6 year break look like nothing !
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PO1 Dennis Herdina
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Personally have broken service 1972 to 1975
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Col John Madison
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TSgt Carl Johnson - I was 54 when I did a year in Afghanistan, and at times those mountains zapped my endurance quite a bit. I was enlisted during late Vietnam. '71
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TSgt Carl Johnson
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Col John Madison - That's quite impressive!
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I'm sorry that this was a year ago but DAMN IS THAT HOW YOU KNEW TO MAKE CW5!
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COL Action Officer
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Fun fact...many senior officers actually retired, and then were called back in. For instance, MacArthur retired as Chief of Staff of the Army in 1937. He was called back in 1941 and fought WWII and Korea. He retired again after 50+ years of service.
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TSgt Carl Johnson
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Thank you for sharing, I didn't know that. That is amazing in its own right.
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CMSgt Rickey W. Denicke, Sr.
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Good to know. Thanks COL Avi.
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