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Old 01-16-2021, 11:36 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Actor View Post
The volunteers sign a contract which states a minimum and a maximum term of service. Although a member of the U.S. military can normally leave after serving the minimum the military can keep them for the maximum. When they do it is called "stop loss." The military has used stop loss several times since the voluntary military system was created after Vietnam. E.g., during the Persian Gulf War.
Thank you, Actor. I didn't realize term "contracts" were required for voluntary service.
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