mail February 2005:
from my first set of orders in 2004:
PURSUANT TO PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDER OF 14 SEP 2001, YOU ARE RELIEVED
FROM YOUR PRESENT RESERVE COMPONENT STATUS AND ARE ORDERED TO REPORT FOR A
PERIOD OF ACTIVE DUTY NOT TO EXCEED 25 DAYS FOR MOBILIZATION PROCESSING.
PROCEED FROM YOUR PRESENT LOCATION IN SUFFICIENT TIME TO REPORT BY THE DATE
SPECIFIED. IF UPON REPORTING FOR ACTIVE DUTY YOU FAIL TO MEET DEPLOYMENT
MEDICAL STANDARDS (WHETHER BECAUSE OF A TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT MEDICAL
CONDITION), THEN YOU MAY BE RELEASED FROM ACTIVE DUTY, RETURNED TO YOUR PRIOR
RESERVE STATUS, AND RETURNED TO YOUR HOME ADDRESS, SUBJECT TO A SUBSEQUENT
ORDER TO ACTIVE DUTY UPON RESOLUTION OF THE DISQUALIFYING MEDICAL CONDITION.
IF, UPON REPORTING FOR ACTIVE DUTY, YOU ARE FOUND TO SATISFY MEDICAL DEPLOYMENT
STANDARDS, THEN YOU ARE FURTHER ORDERED TO ACTIVE DUTY FOR A PERIOD NOT TO
EXCEED (SEE PERIOD OF ACTIVE DUTY BELOW) DAYS, SUCH PERIOD TO INCLUDE THE
PERIOD (NOT TO EXCEED 25 DAYS) REQUIRED FOR MOBILIZATION PROCESSING.
REPORT DATE: NO LATER THAN 11 SEP 2004 BUT NO EARLIER THAN 11 SEP 2004
PURPOSE: PARTIAL MOBILIZATION - OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM
from the second page of my 23-page contract:
Laws and regulations that govern military
personnel may change without notice to me. Such
changes may affect my status, pay, allowances,
benefits, and responsibilities as a member of the Armed
Forces REGARDLESS of the provisions of this
enlistment / reenlistment document.
from the ninth page of my contract:
from the twelfth page of my contract:
INDIVIDUAL READY RESERVE. If I am assigned to the IRR, my satisfactory
participation is determined by the following:
I must keep the Commander, U.S. Army Reserve Personnel Center, advised of my
current mailing address, where I will receive official correspondence, and I must reply to and
comply with all official orders and correspondence I may receive, or I will be declared an
from the thirteenth page of my contract:
I understand that during the entire term of my membership in the U.S. Army Reserve I may, at any time,
be involuntarily ordered to active duty as a member of a unit, or as an individual if not assigned to a unit,
during a period of selective, partial, full, or total mobilization, or under any other conditions authorized by
law in effect at the time of this service agreement or that subsequently may be enacted into law.
Factor by which an Iraqi is more likely to die in January 2005 than in the last year of the Hussein regime : 2.5
[Les Roberts, Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore)]
Factor by which the cause of death is more likely to be violence : 58
[Les Roberts, Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore)]
Phone number of The G.I. Rights Hotline, a nongovernmental service for U.S. military personnel : 800-394-9544
[The G.I. Rights Hotline (Oakland, Calif.)]
Estimated number of calls the line received in 2004 from soldiers seeking a way out of the military : 34,800
[The G.I. Rights Hotline (Oakland, Calif.)]
Ordering the Ready Reserve of the Armed Forces to Active Duty And
Delegating Certain Authorities to the Secretary of Defense And
the Secretary of Transportation
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and in furtherance of the proclamation of September 14, 2001, Declaration of National Emergency by Reason of Certain Terrorist Attacks, which declared a national emergency by reason of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, New York, New York, and the Pentagon, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on the United States, I hereby order as follows:
Section 1. To provide additional authority to the Department of Defense and the Department of Transportation to respond to the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on the United States, the authority under title 10, United States Code, to order any unit, and any member of the Ready Reserve not assigned to a unit organized to serve as a unit, in the Ready Reserve to active duty for not more than 24 consecutive months, is invoked and made available, according to its terms, to the Secretary concerned, subject in the case of the Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, to the direction of the Secretary of Defense. The term "Secretary concerned" is defined in section 101(a)(9) of title 10, United States Code, to mean the Secretary of the Army with respect to the Army; the Secretary of the Navy with respect to the Navy, the Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard when it is operating as a service in the Navy; the Secretary of the Air Force with respect to the Air Force; and the Secretary of Transportation with respect to the Coast Guard when it is not operating as a service in the Navy.
Sec. 2. To allow for the orderly administration of personnel within the armed forces, the following authorities vested in the President are hereby invoked to the full extent provided by the terms thereof: section 527 of title 10, United States Code, to suspend the operation of sections 523, 525, and 526 of that title, regarding officer and warrant officer strength and distribution; and sections 123, 123a, and 12006 of title 10, United States Code, to suspend certain laws relating to promotion, involuntary retirement, and separation of commissioned officers; end strength limitations; and Reserve component officer strength limitations.
Sec. 3. To allow for the orderly administration of personnel within the armed forces, the authorities vested in the President by sections 331, 359, and 367 of title 14, United States Code, relating to the authority to order to active duty certain officers and enlisted members of the Coast Guard and to detain enlisted members, are invoked to the full extent provided by the terms thereof.
Sec. 4. The Secretary of Defense is hereby designated and empowered, without the approval, ratification, or other action by the President, to exercise the authority vested in the President by sections 123, 123a, 527, and 12006 of title 10, United States Code, as invoked by sections 2 and 3 of this order.
Sec. 5. The Secretary of Transportation is hereby designated and empowered, without the approval, ratification, or other action by the President, to exercise the authority vested in sections 331, 359, and 367 of title 14, United States Code, when the Coast Guard is not serving as part of the Navy, as invoked by section 2 of this order, to recall any regular officer or enlisted member on the retired list to active duty and to detain any enlisted member beyond the term of his or her enlistment.
Sec. 6. The authority delegated by this order to the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Transportation may be redelegated and further subdelegated to civilian subordinates who are appointed to their offices by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
Sec. 7. Based upon my determination under 10 U.S.C. 2201(c) that it is necessary to increase (subject to limits imposed by law) the number of members of the armed forces on active duty beyond the number for which funds are provided in appropriation Acts for the Department of Defense, the Secretary of Defense may provide for the cost of such additional members as an excepted expense under section 11(a) of title 41, United States Code.
Sec. 8. This order is intended only to improve the internal management of the executive branch, and is not intended to create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law by a party against the United States, its agencies, its officers, or any person.
Sec. 9. This order is effective immediately and shall be promptly transmitted to the Congress and published in the Federal Register.
|I was promoted to SPC from PFC on 8 December 2000.|
|I joined the army on 18 February. One week later I was at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. After a week in 12th Platoon, B Co, 120th AG Bn, I started basic combat training in 2nd Platoon "Mighty Dragons," D Co, 2/60th Inf Regt. In the army, basic lasts nine weeks and there isn't very much to do. My platoon was one of the most talented (we won the company competitions but tied in the battalion competition) at drill and ceremony, which would follow since our platoon sergeant, Larry Parks, won drill sergeant of the cycle. My squad was the best in the platoon despite my presence. Our platoon did the best in the company in every competition (which made it much easier on us, when compared to the other platoons) except basic rifle marksmanship, which was surprising since our other drill sergeant, Brian Cox, was supposed to have the best aim on the post and our platoon had the highest scores until qualification day, when we sucked. We did get to use machine guns, grenade launchers, gas masks, and bayonets, and we did some fun obstacle courses, but most of the time we waited around quietly or cleaned the barracks. In conclusion BCT was very boring and easy.||2/60
DS McKnight and Chaplain Al Florence
D-169 Cadre: Drill Sergeant Rowley
Drill Sergeant Kumpf
Drill Sergeant Mojica
Drill Sergeant Slade
Drill Sergeant Barney
|I was in B Co, 854th Engr Bn and then started drilling with the 304th MP Bn HHC. One time we spent a day at the Air Assault School at Fort Campbell. I had fun. At another drill we went to the Nashville Metro Police Academy where I qualified with the pistol on a Military Police Firearms Qualification Course. I received an honorable discharge on 29 September, 2004. I hope you can forgive my poor writing skills.|