This is the list of ‘applicable statutes’ for the DD Form 4 military enlistment contract. Looking through the list, I’ve attempted to determine which appear to actually be applicable, and which “authorities” have been added to the list for intimidation with a (HUH? – or other text in bold blue) querying the applicability of that ‘authority’ to that of a general enlistment application. There appears to be little regard for oversight, something the military is supposedly noted for.
READ THIS PAGE for an In-Depth Look at the DD Form 4 Military Enlistment Contract by Don Chapin, USAF, Ret’d, including Don’s advice and commentary, to make sure you understand the contract BEFORE signing it and to avoid common pitfalls that will come back to haunt you later.
This is not a short piece, but the similarities of behind-the-scenes manipulation of facts, complete ineptitude and publicized rationale, by U.S. administration war-mongers of the then-Iraqi war and today’s dealings with Iran are downright scary. ~ Don Chapin