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Voluntary Deplyoment counted?

Discussion in 'Military Medicine' started by Groove, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Groove

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    If you are a physician in the Army Reserves and request to deploy somewhere for 3-4 months, does this satisfy your deployment for 12-18 months or can you be re-deployed as soon as you get back? I can't imagine a civilian practice being very happy with me if I was gone for 8 months out of the year. Thanks...
     
  2. NavyFP

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    A deployment is a deployment. As long as you have 90 days boots on ground, you check the box. It does not matter if it is a volunteered or voluntold deployment.
     
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    Some people will volunteer for a deployment to have more control over when they go. A physician in my OBLC class had volunteered to go right after residency so he could go through fellowship without worrying about it...
     

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