Posted on Oct 15, 2023
Sgt Javier Romero
8.74K
52
33
15
15
0
Watching the news the other day at breakfast with my daughter and her mother (we are friends and get along) she saw that I wasn't my usual chatty self and asked why I looked so focused and tense. I told her to look at the TV behind her. She then asked if I would have to go back in. I told her I stand ready always at my countrys call if she should need me. I shall always be a Marine, a defender of the weak and oppressed. Even more so as a Christian.
Posted in these groups: Volunteers needed Volunteer
Avatar feed
Responses: 17
SFC Casey O'Mally
8
8
0
No. Nor should anyone else, IMO.

I *will* go back in to defend America. But not another country. For those who feel that strongly about Israel, go join THEIR military. Or go as a mercenary, like a ton of folks have done with Ukraine.

But join OUR military to defend Israel? Not so much.
(8)
Comment
(0)
SPC Stiv ChenRobbins
SPC Stiv ChenRobbins
4 mo
That is a viewpoint.

Another is that we support our allies, especially those who have had genocidal attacks on them... and if we do that as part of the Military, all the better. Then again, if you join you aren't going to get to direct where you will go. If you join the Military you build our overall strength, so you might not be directly supporting our allies but you are supporting our ability to aid them.
(0)
Reply
(0)
CMSgt James McKinney
CMSgt James McKinney
4 mo
It's not a viewpoint, it's a fact. It is VERY unlikely that the US military will have any direct involvement in this conflict. (Re)enlisting or not will have zero impact. The closest thing we'll come to it are those Sailors and Marines in that carrier group over there. They are not there to get involved, but rather to warn other neighboring countries to not get involved. There is no need for a troop buildup to accomplish that. We're basically going to keep everyone else out of the fight while Israel beats them down. That's supporting our allies.
(0)
Reply
(0)
SFC William Stephens A. Jr., 3 MSM, JSCM
SFC William Stephens A. Jr., 3 MSM, JSCM
4 mo
AND HAVE COME BACK IN A BODY BAG... WITH NO AWARDS OR ANYTHING JUSTIFIED BECAUSE THIS MESS IS STILL ON GOING. UKRAINE PRES: IS A CLOWN OR DID I SAY USED TO BE A CLOWN ON TV IN HIS OWN COUNTRY....
(0)
Reply
(0)
Avatar small
1SG Dean Mcbride (MPER) (CPHR)
6
6
0
When you join a US Armed Service, you take the following Oath of Enlistment. "I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed ...
Nothing in the Oath addresses helping Israel... Therefore, you cannot specifically reenlist to help Israel in their time of need.
(6)
Comment
(0)
Sgt Javier Romero
Sgt Javier Romero
4 mo
While you do bring up a valid point, I do remember my oath, I have never been relieved of my oath. The same though, Israel is our ally and by that way of thinking we shouldn't be send aid or moving our navy closer to the region. The chances of the US getting into another war increases. Especially when we have Americans were or are being held hostage. I've never liked bullies and it's one of the reasons I joined the Marines. But I do like that veterans all have different opinions and we can voice them.
(2)
Reply
(0)
1SG Dean Mcbride (MPER) (CPHR)
1SG Dean Mcbride (MPER) (CPHR)
4 mo
Your beliefs and desires are totally within your realm of reasoning and nobody has the right to deny your beliefs. I only addressed the question you posed: "would you reenlist to help Israel in their time of need?" The answer is that you cannot specifically enlist or reenlist for the specific purpose of helping Israel, Ukraine, or any other country. After enlisting or reenlisting, we are in the military service and will be required to defend any country the President or our appointed officers dictates us to assist...
(1)
Reply
(0)
Avatar small
SGT Unit Supply Specialist
3
3
0
Sgt Javier Romero
Welcome to RP... You may find it beneficial to check out this link... lots of beneficial info about RP on it..
https://www.rallypoint.com/topics/i-m-new-here
(3)
Comment
(0)
COL Randall Cudworth
COL Randall Cudworth
4 mo
Sgt Javier Romero, I'm probably biased, but a post with a lot of good starting info for new users is here - https://www.rallypoint.com/answers/how-this-site-works?urlhash=8303425
(2)
Reply
(0)
SGT Unit Supply Specialist
(1)
Reply
(0)
Avatar small

Join nearly 2 million former and current members of the US military, just like you.

close