It was and that is why we are unable to get a copy of it. I have requested copies of my enlistment contracts and the DOD has provided me with every other piece of paper in my SRB except for my enlistment contracts which I had requested. I was having a problem with my back and needed a copy of my original enlistment health check up. According to my original health check up is was 6' 2" tall I am now 5' 10 1/2 " tall and I have never had any surgery on my back. When this whole mess first began I was one of the first to sign on believing the DOD would release a copy of my original enlistment contract. Boy was I wrong. Several of us even when as far as to place the request using the Freedom of Information Act and still the DOD refuses to release a copy or our original enlistment contracts. One of our members had a copy of his original enlistment contract and the court rejected it because it was a copy and not an original which of course the DOD was refusing to release.<quoted text>
My recuiter told me I could get stationed in Scotland anytime I wanted; all I had to do was ask. Should I sue because it turns out we didn't have any bases in Scotland and I was too ignorant to know that?
You obviously DON'T know what you're talking about, or you wouldn't have said lifetime healthcare was in every enlistment contract you signed.
Ignorance is no excuse. The govt can change the terms of our service at any time; that WAS in our contracts.
Military retired pay & benefits are better than ANYTHING you will find ANYWHERE else in America- public or private.
Yes the promise of free health care for life is written into our original contracts only it is impossible to get the DOD to release an original while our copies are inadmissible in the court.
It is a catch 22 and we are screwed AGAIN.
That is like the numb nuts who said we enlisted so we are asking for whatever we get and do not deserve our disability compensation. There was a draft when I enlisted. I really didn't have very many choices. It was either enlist or go in the Army and I did not want to go into the Army. Yes I received my Draft Notice while in Marine Boot Camp.