Definitions

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  • adj. That cannot be deployed.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ deployable

Examples

  • According to an Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center analysis, reported in the Denver Post in August 2008, more than "43,000 service members -- two-thirds of them in the Army or Army Reserve -- were classified as nondeployable for medical reasons three months before they deployed" to Iraq.

    Dahr Jamail: Where Will They Get the Troops? Preparing Undeployables for the Afghan Front

  • The specific rule in the general order prohibits "becoming nondeployable for reasons within the control of the soldier," which includes "becoming pregnant, or impregnating a soldier ... resulting in the redeployment of the pregnant soldier."

    OpEdNews - Diary: PREGNANT MILITARY SERVICEWOMEN CAN BE COURT MARTIALED UNLESS THEY WERE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED

  • It prohibited "becoming nondeployable for reasons within the control of the soldier," including "becoming pregnant or impregnating a soldier ... resulting in the redeployment of the pregnant soldier."

    OpEdNews - Diary: U.S. Military drops ban on soldiers getting pregnant

  • Soldiers who clearly are nondeployable, like Spc. Luis Calderon [a quadriplegic], should have been given a medical discharge right away, [but] it was taking months and months.

    'Purple Hearts'

  • Luckily for the Army, though, "unretainable" does not mean "nondeployable," so during the mad rush to get everybody over here and miserable as quickly as possible, I was stop-lossed and swept up into the folds of idiocy along with everyone else.

    bluemeany Diary Entry

  • A third of our brigades in the United States are reporting nondeployable because of personnel and equipment shortages.

    11/26/2006

  • Soldiers, their advocates and lawyers who specialize in military law say they have watched a few service members try ever more unlikely and desperate routes: taking drugs in the hope that they will be kept home after positive urine tests, for example; or seeking psychological or medical reasons to be declared nondeployable, including last-minute pregnancies.

    From On High

  • For example, among the two companies mobilized for the initial Bosnia rotation, more than a fifth of the soldiers had to have the wax cleaned out of their ears before they could have their hearing tested (turning a fifteen-minute check into an all-morning delay), and large numbers of them were found upon arrival at the dentist's office to have nondeployable teeth.

    Peace is Hell

  • He will work in the nondeployable position for two years while his wife goes back to school to study for a nursing career.

    timesunion.com: Local Breaking News

  • "I saw some soldiers - this past year I saw two or three - that were determined to be nondeployable because their symptoms were so severe."

    greatfallstribune.com - Local News

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