Did Obama serve in the Military?

Scandalf 2012/07/27 11:57:51
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Careful! I'm by no way trying to mock him! The question is serious. Can you eventually send links?
I really hope the answeres are good!
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  • BlackwinterG36C 2013/12/13 15:17:20
    No, and he never would. He would dodge the draft like Clinton did if it still existed! If Obama HAD joined the military he would know what a Corpsman IS and how to pronounce it!
    Obama Corpsman
  • J.L.Worley 2012/09/30 21:01:38
    No, but he should have.
  • Stratweenie57 2012/09/21 22:43:51 (edited)
    Now THAT'S funny!!!!!
  • FISH 2012/07/27 23:50:44
    No, if he had he would have been bragging about it as Sir John Kerry did.
  • FISH 2012/07/27 23:35:57
    I think our leaders should go to boot camp, men and women and then spend 4 years in military service as a qualification to run for any elected office.
  • Sgt Major B 2012/07/27 12:04:19
    Sgt Major B
    Like many career politicians, he didn't serve in the military.
  • Scandalf Sgt Maj... 2012/07/27 12:15:21
    If I'm right, in the U.S. you were obliged to perform military service until 1974? I served in the Italian military because it was compulsory until recently but a citizen could choose to serve in the "civil service" (hospitals ecc...) if for any reason he was against the use of weapons (or for religious reasons). To not end up as a conscript in either, you had to have very bad health reasons.
    In the U.S. what were the reasons not to be eligeble for service? And, were there any other type of situations where someone could decide to not perform military service?
  • Sgt Maj... Scandalf 2012/07/27 16:02:45 (edited)
    Sgt Major B
    Actually, the last draft was in December 1972 with those folks selected reporting by June, 1973. Further drawings were held as an administrative act, but the authority to actually induct personnel into the military expired on 30 June 1973. A requirement to REGISTER for the Selective Service still exists, but no one has been drafted since that time.

    The draft at different times has had a host of reasons for exemptions and deferments ranging from conscientious objection to physical and mental health issues as well as being enrolled in college.

    Other than convincing the folks in charge that you fit one of the categories for defement or exemption, the remaining options were run like a coward and hide or refuse induction and face prosecution and incarceration.

    Here's a link to the selective service website:

  • Scandalf Sgt Maj... 2012/07/27 17:59:00
    Thank you!
  • Sgt Maj... Scandalf 2012/07/27 18:39:02
    Sgt Major B
    You're most welcome.
  • FISH Sgt Maj... 2012/07/27 23:40:54
    We need real men and women to lead this country, we have to many out of touch wimps, that's our problem. I think someone who has served and love's his country is one who has defended her. God Bless America and you and your family as you are true Hero's and real Men and Women.
  • Sgt Maj... FISH 2012/07/28 00:09:07
    Sgt Major B
    Kinda the family business going back to 1862 and the Civil War: 22 to the Army, 6 to the Navy, 2 to the Air Force and 1 each to the Coast Guard and Marine Corps. Haven't missed a war in the past 150 years.
  • FISH Sgt Maj... 2012/08/02 21:06:19
    I think we need someone in the White house with your credentials. I just can't believe we have this guy in the White house, despicable. What's Obama's ancestors legacy entail, not good when you dig into it. I wish more people with a history like yours would step up and be heard in the political arena. Have a Great Day Sir.

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