U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary

Backdoor Draft

Government policy of keeping troops in the military beyond their original enlistment contracts through “stop loss orders” (retaining specific shortage job specialties such as military intelligence and aviation) and “stop movement orders” (locking down entire units so that troops can”t leave the military or rotate out into another unit). Some troops have spent one to two years serving past their enlistment contract or retirement date.

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