posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 02:10 AM
Well, Quantico is the likely location that he is travelling to. It is a large base, and there are a plethora of different agencies that train there. I
know the DEA does stuff there, as well as the FBI, DIA, the military, and who knows what else...They also do research and development there as well.
It really is not a specialized place, although it has strong ties to intel groups. I am not positive but I believe this is also a place where marines
and other military personnel receive varied training before deploying overseas, which is obviously the case if this is where this particular man is
headed for training.
I was in the Air Force, and I believe that no matter how many years you sign up for, you must do a minimum of 8 years. So if you enlisted for 4 years,
and then were discharged, you are placed on IRR for 4 more years of active duty, meaning you can be recalled to active duty. The worst part though is
that if you retire from the military and receive a pension, you can be recalled to active duty for life. I do not know if that has ever been done, but
it is in the enlistment contract. Just an FYI as well, if the military breaks your contract while you are serving, you can be discharged at your will.
Most people do not know this, and think that you are obligated once you sign up, and that is true as long as the military obliges their part of the
For instance, if you first enlist with a guaranteed MOS or AFSC, and for some reason they decide that you cannot pursue that job, the contract is
breached and you can request a discharge. I do not think they will tell you this of course, but they cannot do anything about it legally. And they
cannot dishonorably discharge you either I don't think. I remember a guy who failed out of tech school in the USAF, and instead of picking another
AFSC, or job, he chose to separate from the military. I do not know what kind of discharge he got, but I know it was not dishonorable or bad or
anything. Not really related to our discussion, but I figured I would mention that since we were talking about military contracts and enlistment,
Personally, my guess is that they are going to send this marine to a country in the Middle East where we already have troops stationed. They rotate
these guys in and out and may simply want more troops over there, which is dumb, but ever since Bush started this crap it has been dumb. Or maybe
since tensions are escalating, the military is preparing for a fight, although they are not planning on starting one. This could be relative to NK,
which all of the sudden makes China and Russia relevant to the issue as well. During wars like Vietnam and Korea, both China and the former USSR
helped the enemies of the US with many supplies, often times for free, as well as boots on the ground.
So if the US gets into it with NK, at the very least we can expect materiel support from these countries to go to NK, sort of a proxy war, if they do
not outright join the fight. I doubt Russia or China would do that at the moment, but things can change abruptly in world affairs. We will see though.
I think that if there were a massive recall to active duty, then maybe we should start worrying and wondering, but as of right now we have no clue
whether these recalls are more massive than usual. Thanks for mentioning it though, as personal accounts often hold great information regarding the