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re enlistment sorry its long but important

this is for army wives. my husband is in the army right now currently in iraq, we were talking this moring about re enlistment. he said he wants to get out of the army (his time is up when he is done in iraq he will have served his whole active duty time) but he wants to re enlist as well. he said he was thinking about coming home and spending some time at home then re enlisting later if he still wanted to. but he is worried he wont be able to because he has a tattoo on the back of his neck already had a waiver for it, and he had felony charges, convicted as a misdemeanor because the charges were ridiculous. he had them waivered as well. he thinks he wont be able to re enlist because of those two reasons. so do you or your husband know if that will be a problem. he wont ask questions he leaves it up to me to get that information. dont know why. any help appreciated thank you.

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:35 PM on Jan. 17, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • I would suggest that he should re-enlist now. There is just so many people wanting to join the army. He had his turn and for them to put the extra effort AGAIN to get waivers for him would take FOREVER. Obama is trying to make it a law that if you deployed you cant be redeployed for 2 years. If he doesnt change his MOS then he shouldn't deploy again for another year. Even if your husband gets out of the army he is still in contract with the army reserves so they can always pull him back in whenever he wanted. I would stay in.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:42 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • They not he

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:44 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • oh i know he can be called back at anytime for the next 6 years i think it was. but thanks, he wanted me to find out if that would be a problem or not....he said he wants to stay in but he doesnt he wants to come home and be a family. we have been together for four years and only physically with eachother for a year and a half because of deployments. and our dd who is gonna be 3 only had 6 months with her daddy because of deployments. he feels bad for not being there with her as much as other fathers are, even though he is in because he wants to be and to take care of his family he feels bad. no matter how many times i tell him that its ok cause we love him and would follow him anywhere haha. i dont know if the deployment to iraq has something to do with him being hesitant about the re enlistment or if its really he just wants to come home ....i dont know but ill tell him what you said thanks.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:54 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • re enlist now.

    Answer by babycakes254 at 10:32 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

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