Basically i know this alot coming from someone who aint in the army yet, let alone asking this question. Here goes, i would like to do the full 22 years, but i was thinking to be on the safe side, ill sign on 4 years and when thats up ill sign on for another 4 years and so on. My questions: 1. whats the advantage of someone doing the above. 2. whats the advatage of someone signing straight on for the 22 years 3. If i sign of 4 years and when thats up and want to sign on for some more, could the army turn around and say "due to cut backs we cant sign you on....so good bye"