Serving Reservists in the House ?

Discussion in 'Multinational HQ' started by Goatman, Sep 18, 2006.

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  1. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    I was going to post this in Cav - the old farts complain there is no contemporary stuff - but then I thought it would be more interesting to compare and contrast with US/World experience.

    This guy is an elected member of the House of Commons. He is also one of a handful of serving Reservists in Parliament. He is currently on the ground in Afghanistan, albeit in Kabul rather than Lashkar Garh or Sangin.

    Whilst I am aware of the illustrious record of some Members of Congress -are there any currently operational Representatives/Senators ? If so who and where ?


    Lee Shaver
  2. Sen Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is a Col in the USAF Reserve (where he's an appeals court judge) and spent a few days in Afghanistan this summer trianing military lawyers there.

    There are a few others currently in uniform in the House. I don't think they've deployed to the current operational theatres though.
  3. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    6 weeks nice work if you can get it

    :x :x
  4. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    Meaning - you're a would be volunteer who can't get a post?
    you're a would be volunteer who can't do a seven month tour ?

    you're serving in AFG - like him - but will be there a lot longer ?

    Do elucidate Wiggy....

    Have to say I was after some US / Australian input - perhaps there are none ?

    Le Chevre