A Personal Conviction that War is an Unacceptable Means of Resolving Differences among Nations

I am a former US Army officer (mid-1980s). In my case, I signed up for 3 years of active duty service and 3 years in the Individual Ready Reserve. Enlistment contracts dictate the amount of time one will spend in active duty, National Guard or Reserve. It also specifies the amount of time one will then spend inactive, in the Individual Ready Reserves (IRR). Essentially, there are no weekend drills in the IRR, but you are required to call in once a year and keep the Army apprised of your home address. However, IRR soldiers can be called back into active duty under certain circumstances.

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