“President Obama signed an executive order authorizing the mobilization of
Selected Reserve and members of the Individual Ready Reserve to support
OPERATION UNITED ASSISTANCE (OUA), giving the National Guard Bureau and
Army Reserve advance notification to prepare units and personnel for a possible
deployment.” (to Africa)
I seldom weigh-in on such issues. However, should we task our military with
involuntary lengthy deployments into a lethal non-combatant role? Not to mention,
in some cases on the heels of multiple Afghanistan combat deployments. Our
services will continue to be challenged to recruit and retain personnel.
These Army Reservists are scheduled to return to America in approximately six
months only to be quarantined for 21 days (interesting how our government was
unable to recently quarantine a nurse). How would you feel if your sons or
daughters were deploying to Africa – probably no different if they were deploying
into a combat environment!