My story is taking place in current day USA (in multiple states).
The character is in fire protection and his enlistment (6 year) is about to be up. He’s around 24. I was wondering how long you have to decide if you want to re-enlist; like do you have to be certain and start the process two months ahead of time, how long do you have to back out? Ultimately he’s not going to re-enlist, but he’s seriously thinking about it and doesn’t at the last minute. I need to know when that last minute is.
I’ve googled things like ‘when to re-enlist air force’ and ‘time frame for re-enlistment’ I’ve also tried looking on wikipedia but haven’t been able to find what I’m looking for.
I was also thinking about a medical discharge. From what I’ve been able to find it seems like it’s either a really long and difficult process, or he would have to be really badly injured (like not able to heal and join the fire department later) to get a discharge. Am I right? He just needs to get out fairly quickly and be able to be a fireman afterwards.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.