Contents tagged with reserve

  • 24 Month Limit on Guard Reserve Active Duty Time Eliminated

    Associated Press  |  January 12, 2007WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has abandoned its limit on the time a Citizen-Soldier can be required to serve on active duty, officials said Thursday, a major change that reflects an Army stretched thin by longer-than-expected combat in Iraq.  The day after President Bush announced his plan for a deeper U.S. military commitment in Iraq, Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters the change in reserve policy would have been made anyway because active-duty troops already were getting too little time between their combat tours. Read the full storyThis is pretty much bullshit, but not unexpected.  I'm very happy … more