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Old 12-06-2009, 12:35 PM
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Default Re: Soldier Mom Refuses Deployment

I cannot disagree with you there. The military is not for everyone and is extremely difficult for a single parent. Most people wind up not lasting too long in the military if they are said single parents. It's not saying you're a failure by leaving the military, either. It's deciding taking care of your children is more important to you than staying in the military.

Originally Posted by EireEngineer View Post
Exactly my point. Its not the military's responsibility to coddle her. She knew exactly what the expectations were should the unit get deployed, and if her plan fell through then she should have had a backup. Failing that, she should just accept getting chaptered out and let someone take her place that is capable of meeting the requirements of the job.
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