I have a question. My husband recently joined a Blackhawk unit in the Army National Guard. He does not have a MOS yet but he was active duty before and has the MOS as a Chinook mechanic so he will have to retrain first to get the MOS as a Blackhawk mechanic.
3 days ago he was told that he would have to deploy with a Infantry Brigade Combat Team even though he was never infantry in his whole life. Is is legal, that the National Guard activates individual soldiers to attach them to a different unit? I thought the National Guard only deploys as a whole unit? Do they have the legal right to pull only individual soldiers out of their unit? It would be for 10 months so would that still be considered a TDY?
Second is is ok to deploy someone in a combat unit that does not have a combat MOS and will now not even have the time for any training because this unit will deploy in about 4 weeks but already started full time training last year in October? Plus can a unit attach someone to another unit if this soldier does not even have a current MOS with the losing unit?