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Hey - here's a question...

Once you finish your committment - could you still be called upon 20 years from now anyway? Or, are you eliminated from the process (unless they change the law)... ie, if we go to war in 20 yrs, will you be called up before others/doctors who were never EVER in the military???
 

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Ydangerzone said:
Hey - here's a question...

Once you finish your committment - could you still be called upon 20 years from now anyway? Or, are you eliminated from the process (unless they change the law)... ie, if we go to war in 20 yrs, will you be called up before others/doctors who were never EVER in the military???

The scholarship requires that you be on the "books" for at least 8 years. while most people have a 4 year obligation, the rest of the time, 4 more years, would be on the inactive ready reserve. At that time you can resign your commission and forever be out of the military.

If you're on active duty for 8 or more years, you do not have any time required in the IRR from what I know.
 

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Ydangerzone said:
Hey - here's a question...

Once you finish your committment - could you still be called upon 20 years from now anyway? Or, are you eliminated from the process (unless they change the law)... ie, if we go to war in 20 yrs, will you be called up before others/doctors who were never EVER in the military???
This is one of those sensationalized myths...at least for physicians it is. The Special Operations guys who retire do have this concern. They're usually recalled to man teaching positions. Docs don't have this concern...retired or not.
 

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Croooz said:
This is one of those sensationalized myths...at least for physicians it is. The Special Operations guys who retire do have this concern. They're usually recalled to man teaching positions. Docs don't have this concern...retired or not.
I'm not sure how it works for enlisted, but officers who retire are still "commissioned" although on the retired list. Push comes to shove, a retired officer can still be called back to active duty. Remember that general a few years back...? Now it won't happen unless they really, really, really need people, and the SF folks with highly specialized skill sets are more vulnerable. Usually though, if the need is there, all SOCOM HQ needs to do is ask and most will happily volunteer.

Now if you just put in your 8 years, and resign your commission, they can't call you back.
 

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denali said:
I'm not sure how it works for enlisted, but officers who retire are still "commissioned" although on the retired list. Push comes to shove, a retired officer can still be called back to active duty. Remember that general a few years back...? Now it won't happen unless they really, really, really need people, and the SF folks with highly specialized skill sets are more vulnerable. Usually though, if the need is there, all SOCOM HQ needs to do is ask and most will happily volunteer.

Now if you just put in your 8 years, and resign your commission, they can't call you back.
Exactly...

I know of a surgeon who said that was the first thing he did 8 years after he began his active duty obligation.