posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 09:03 AM
Having read the Op's message there are a few things that should be stated:
As it is stated that the Marine in question was discharged honorably, there are is a few clauses in the contract that every person who serves in any
of the US military forces that is often overlooked and not really considered.
One of those clauses, and it is in the fine print, is that in the event of a military action, that the US government can and will recall people who
have served in the US military, especially those who were discharged honorably. There are some conditions that would warrent such. The first one
that comes to mind is the MOS problem. There are so many slots in an MOS (Job) that allow for upward promotion. If there is a shortage of personnell
in that MOS it would not be uncommon or unheard of if they recall people of that particular speciality to not only back into active duty, but also to
train others in that particular MOS.
Usually when they recall a person after they got out, there is a promotion, and payraise, but there is also a time limit, and that is that it has to
happen within usually 4 years of the person being discharged from the US Military.
This is what it sounds like and ultimately they are needing more people of his MOS, and until there are enough trained, he is going to have to go and
do the job. Now if they are following the law, he should be able to return to that job that he is having to leave with no lose in position or money.