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2022-05-26 Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russia looks to scrap upper age limit for soldiers
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Posted by trailing wife 2022-05-26 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [336078 views ]  Top

#1 ...There was a confirmed report a couple days ago of a retired Russian Air Force general in his 60s who came back to fly combat. Unfortunately, the Ukranians retired him again, this time with extreme prejudice. The point here though is that they're putting guys my age in combat.

Posted by MikeKozlowski 2022-05-26 08:16||   2022-05-26 08:16|| Front Page Top

#2 "Highly professional specialists are needed to use high-precision weapons and operate weapons and military equipment" and all the old shit that's left.
Posted by Skidmark 2022-05-26 10:02||   2022-05-26 10:02|| Front Page Top

#3 Well, how old is Tom Cruise Maverick?
Posted by M. Murcek 2022-05-26 10:05||   2022-05-26 10:05|| Front Page Top

#4 The US has an age limit for enlistments but its based upon the probability of reaching a 20 year retirement. So enlisting at 40 would imply age 60 to reach retirement which is the point. However, that has been waived in the past for those who sign a paper saying they do not expect to remain in long enough for that to happen.

Also note that in the 'contract', you may or may not have read, for Regular Army that you may be recalled at anytime by the Secretary of the Service. IIRC, that was adjusted till age 65 by some legislation in the 90s.

Small factoid, five star generals are never retired, but are kept on the rolls. Bradley being the last.
Posted by Procopius2k 2022-05-26 10:09||   2022-05-26 10:09|| Front Page Top

#5 Nothing annoys me quite as much as seeing a sheriff in a uniform with 5 stars on the collar tabs. Fucking pretentious.
Posted by M. Murcek 2022-05-26 10:15||   2022-05-26 10:15|| Front Page Top

#6 I think we just found a couple teams Kaperneck can make.
Posted by swksvolFF 2022-05-26 10:20||   2022-05-26 10:20|| Front Page Top

#7 That sparked a memory from the late 70s early 80s. The Army recruited retired physicians. One that showed up on our installation had served in WW2, as a youngin, and was entitled to wear ribbons no one had seen in their service.
Posted by Procopius2k 2022-05-26 10:24||   2022-05-26 10:24|| Front Page Top

#8 Getting more people killed is not a solution to a population crunch.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2022-05-26 11:33||   2022-05-26 11:33|| Front Page Top

#9 I remember fondly the Navy Chiefs and Gunner's Mated recalled for the Iowa Class Battleships coming out of mothballs. One of then actually had a walker, but nobody knew how to make some of the systems work. When I visited the Iowa in Long Beach a few years ago, the retired Navy guy gave me a blank stare when I asked about the ballistic range-finders for local control on the 16-inch turrets. Co-incident range finding was unknown to the guy.
Posted by NoMoreBS 2022-05-26 11:41||   2022-05-26 11:41|| Front Page Top

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