Friday, May 13, 2005

Army now lets you sign up for only 15 months of active duty

In an apparent bid to bolster recruiting, the Army is now offering active duty enlistment of only 15 months. Until now the shortest active duty enlistment period was two years. Normally active duty would last for three to four years.

After serving their 15 months, they would be required to serve two years in the National Guard or Reserve. The remainder of their eight-year obligation would be served in the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, or the Individual Ready Reserve.
USAToday has more on the story.

Given the recent U.S. 9th Circuit of Appeals decision to uphold the military's current stop-loss program, allowing forced military extensions, it pretty much sounds like an eight year enlistment, where you'll probably spend most of the time fighting Bush's wars in some middle-eastern country which he feels needs to be liberated for freedom, democracy, and ...oh...let's not forget capitalism and corporate profit.