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Other than that, anyone can give you the oath. Heck, if you are at Ft. Riley, KS let me know and I would love to do it.

Thanks for the offer, and to you as well fcarlson.

I had decided that I wanted to have the ceremony here in Evansville, IN, where I work, in the town I live in, with my peers watching. I had made arrangements with Bosse Field (The ball park where they filmed "A League of Their Own"- that movie with Madonna) to reenlist during a game at home plate. I saw it as prime opportunity to promote the Army in general, besides the locals don't really know we have AD soldiers here.

The game would have been on Sunday, June 2 at 1800, and I had an officer in my back pocket for just in case. The first excuse I was given, by Top, was that "The COL has clinics then." (At six o'clock at night on a Sunday!) Then it was "I'm going TDY, I don't think it's a good time." A few days later it was "SSG Retentionnco needs to be present to make sure all the i's are dotted and t's crossed. Besides, he's done a lot to accommodate you and doesn't perform duties on the weekends."

I'm sorry, I thought it was his duty was to get me a school date! Other than that all I've asked for was answers. Evidently he is a man that does not feel the need to communicate.

I have been leaving messages for the past week with both Top and the Retention NCO to get in touch with me. I found out yesterday at about 1030, that I had been scheduled to reenlist on Wednesday(!!!) at 0900. (I would have had to leave at 0630 to get to Ft. Campbell on time. Not a problem, IF I KNOW!) They told me (at 1030) that SSG Retenionnco called to reschedule to have me reenlist at 1300 that day. But again had to cancel due to severe food poisoning. Ha! I am now scheduled to reenlist at 1100 tomorrow. Oh bother!

Evidently I don't have a voice, that's too bad.

I don't want a picture, I don't want anything! I just want to sign, repeat and leave. Do I even need to say the oath?

That's what you get for messin' with a Food Inspector-Severe Food Poisoning!
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