Trump authorizes call-up of some military retirees for virus response

Trump authorizes call-up of some military retirees for virus response
U.S. Army's 531st Hospital Center field hospital, now deploying to New York in coronavirus response, participated in a deployment exercise in 2018. USA video, YouTube

[Ed. – For those still less than 30 years from their entry date.  Obviously, the demand is for medical personnel.]

President Trump signed an executive order on Friday that allows the Pentagon to mobilize former U.S. troops and members of the National Guard to help supplement troops already being used to combat the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

Trump’s order allows the heads of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Homeland Security to recall up to 1 million reserve members to active duty for up to 24 months. …

“Generally, these members will be persons in Headquarters units and persons with high demand medical capabilities whose call-up would not adversely affect their civilian communities,” chief Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement, according to The Washington Post.

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