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Old 10-04-2018, 12:35 AM
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Originally Posted by oldtrader View Post

The military has a lot of people in nice cushy jobs in offices in this country. However those same people at the end of 1 to 2 years, will rotate to battle conditions in other parts of the world. USA Shore duty as the calls it, is where people from hazardous duty, are rotated to, and will after a time be back into hazardous duty.
Not necessarily. I served multiple domestic and overseas tours in the Air Force and never experienced anything remotely hazardous.

But the point is that even if you're in a a cushy office/white collar/administrative/managerial job, you still have to be fully deployable which means passing your current physical fitness test, waist measurement test, immunizations, shots, dental, medical, weapons qualifications, CBRN training (chemical attack), annual computer based training, etc.

The policy is meant to motivate the thousands of troops who have remained in uniform despite being unable to deploy to take the necessary steps to return to deployable status, officials have said. Troops can be placed on nondeployable status for a variety of reasons including medical conditions, fitness problems and administrative reasons. The vast majority of troops who cannot attain deployable status within one year will be selected for involuntary removal from the service by their commanders, according to the policy.
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by RocketDawg View Post
There are lots of things you could do in the military where hearing impairment wouldn't be any worse than it would with any other employer. There are many military jobs that are no different from the civilian counterparts. The problem is, you always have the risk of being sent into "jobs" (meaning, the battlefield or similar) where it would be a true impediment. If you could be guaranteed that you'd do things where deafness wouldn't matter, it would be fine. But I don't know if the military will do that or not.
Or, to the same point, if you can't go into those hazardous or just plain sucky locations, then someone else will have to go.

The military would very quickly reach the situation in which fully deployable people were fully deployed all the time...until they lost a limb. Then they'd finally get a desk job.
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