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  •  Look, speaking as a vet, I'd say the oath (7+ / 0-)

    I took was specific to my term of service. Otherwise, they wouldn't require one to take it again upon reenlistment.

    Furthermore, a key part of that oath is

    I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
    If I ran across my old CO on the street and he gave me an order, I'd tell him to go fuck himself.

    The idea that the oath you took in the military binds you for life is bullshit. Please stop spreading that meme.

    WTFWJD? LOTE? I sincerely doubt that.

    by WisePiper on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 05:38:31 PM PDT

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    •  WisePiper - you are clearly right on this point (0+ / 0-)

      A military oath ends upon discharge. It may carry through even the inactive reserves, but once your term is completed the oath is not longer in effect.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 08:20:06 PM PDT

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