Friday, April 15, 2016
Today I was talking to a guy who asked if I could be recalled if (when) there was another war. I smiled and said, "I am so done!"
And really, I am about five miles past all done.
I am not retiring because I do not have 20 years of service. I have 19 years of service and 17 for retirement because it is counted differently, so I cannot be recalled as a retiree.
Even if I was a retiree, I am three years past the recall age for enlisted retirees.
In fact, I am now too old to be recalled as an officer. The upper limit for them is 63 years old.
In addition I served during the Viet Nam War. I served in the Iraq War.
So they would be recalling 59 year-old veterans from the Gulf War before they get to me.
I am so done.