40,000 US Troops serving in Iraq & the "War on Terrorism" may be forced into enlistment until 24 DEC 2031 or 26 years of further service!
Currently 7000+ Troops serving in Iraq have had their Enlistments extended past the Service termination date.
David Qualls, who joined the Arkansas National Guard for a year, is one of 40,000 troops in Iraq who have been informed that their enlistment has
been extended until December 24th, 2031. "I've served five months past my one-year obligation," says Qualls, the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit
challenging the military with breach of contract. "It's time to let me go back to my life. It's a question of fairness, and not only for myself.
This is for the thousands of other people that are involuntarily extended in Iraq. Let us go home."
The Army insists that most "stop-lossed" soldiers will be held on the front lines for no longer than eighteen months. But Jules Lobel, an attorney
with the Center for Constitutional Rights who is representing eight National Guardsmen in a lawsuit challenging the extensions, says the 2031 date is
being used to strong-arm volunteers into re-enlisting. According to Lobel, the military is telling soldiers, "We're giving you a chance to
voluntarily re-enlist -- and if you don't do it, we'll screw you. And the first way we'll screw you is to put you in until 2031."
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Is this article legitimate?
I asked a recruiter I know to check into it, he came back with a "MILPER" memo, for those that don't know "MILPER" is an internal Military
Personell Memo, this is the memo in full without alteration or editing.
STOP LOSS IS APPLIED TO SOLDIERS LISTED BELOW WHO HAVE A PRIMARY MOS (PMOS) WITH AN ETS DATE ON OR AFTER THE CORRESPONDING ETS EFFECTIVE DATE, WHO
HAVE NOT BEGUN TRANSITION LEAVE PRIOR TO THE CORRESPONDING TRANSITION LEAVE EFFECTIVE DATE. SOLDIERS WILL BE
RETAINED SUBJECT TO PARA 3 AND 10:
(List of MOS"S)
PMOS ETS ETS DATES ADJUSTED TRANSITION LEAVE
EFFECTIVE TO *24 DEC 2031* EFFECTIVE DATE
DATE ON/ (NOTIONAL) IN
AFTER PERSONNEL SYSTEMS
PROCEDURES: SOLDIERS IDENTIFIED IN PARAGRAPH 4A(1) WILL HAVE THEIR ETS CHANGED TO 24 DECEMBER 2031 IN THE TOTAL ARMY PERSONNEL DATABASE (TAPDB) BY
HQDA (THIS IS A NOTIONAL AND ARBITRARY DATE FOR TRACKING PURPOSES AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE SOLDIERS' TRUE ETS DATE). THIS ETS CHANGE WILL BE
AUTOMATICALLY POSTED TO THE DEFENSE JOINT MILITARY PAY SYSTEMS (DJMS), THE DEFENSE ENROLLMENT ELIGIBILITY
REPORTING SYSTEM (DEERS), AND THE STANDARD INSTALLATION/ DIVISION PERSONNEL SYSTEM (SIDPERS). INSTALLATIONS SHOULD SEE ETS DATES CHANGE IN SIDPERS NOT
LATER THAN FIVE (5) DAYS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS MESSAGE AND WILL BE ABLE TO QUERY THE SIDPERS DATA BASE USING AN AD HOC QUERY TO IDENTIFY
SOLDIERS WHO HQDA INDICATES ARE AFFECTED BY STOP LOSS. INSTALLATIONS MUST MANAGE THESE SOLDIERS TO ENSURE THEY DO NOT SEPARATE PRIOR TO THE
TERMINATION OF THEIR STOP LOSS STATUS IAW GUIDANCE PROVIDED IN THIS MILPER MESSAGE. UPON TERMINATION OF STOP LOSS, ETS DATES WILL BE READJUSTED IAW
MILPER INSTRUCTIONS. HQDA POC FOR SIDPERS ISSUES IS THE SUPER SERVER HELP DESK, COMM. 1-866-433-9196."
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