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Mattis: "Deploy or GTFO"

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October 2, 2018
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Ok, maybe he didn't say "Deploy or GTFO", but...the idea is the same. This is a delicate topic to address for many because, we're sure there are all types of reasons that many could give as to why they don't deploy and feel validated or justified in their response, but the SecDef said it, you need to deploy or you need to leave. We know it's going to ruffle some feathers and people aren't going to be the happiest about it, but the idea is pretty simple. When the team has an away game, all of the support personnel go with them to ensure everything runs smoothly.You're either a vital and important asset to the team, or you're not. If you stay home while others in your MOS (and believe us, every MOS has something to do while deployed) deploy, the question we really need you? Are you pulling your weight? After all the old saying goes, you're only as strong as your weakest link.It's not personal, far be it from that. It just is what it is. You either want to be an asset or you want to coast. If you want to coast, that's fine, do it somewhere else. Don't do it at the expense of taxpayers while you play make-believe. Go find a nice beach, crack open a frosty cold one and coast there.There are reservists and National Guard troops that we personally know that have deployed more than active duty personnel. How the hell does that happen?At the end of the day, it really is quite simple. You either see yourself as part of the team willing to pull your weight, or you see yourself as a special, entitled individual who really has no place being part of the team that is the United States military. This isn't hero ball, no war is won single-handedly, we need everyone on board.You can hate us all you want, but hey dude, at least we deployed.Deploy or GTFO.

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