Pentagon abandons active-duty time limit - Yahoo! News As a proud member of the U.S. Army currently set to get out of the Reserves in August, this worries me deeply. I served over 15 months in Iraq with people who were mobilized one day before they were set to End their Term of Service (ETS). Under the old policy on time limits, I was exempt from heading back after our dear Leader made almost every strategic mistake possible because of the amount of time I had remaining in my 24 months (it was complicated but made sense). If called upon to mobilize again, I will proudly do my duty and do it well, but I will be wringing my hands until August because my family would be devastated if I had to go back. I love them with all my heart, but some of them are just not that stable. I like to keep a rather low profile, but if anyone is interested, I'll keep you posted on what happens. -Z My two cents hope I can ETS in August.