Im not sure how to word this question, so here it goes. I was just discharged after 6 years in the marine reserves last month. One of my Sergeants just called and asked if I wanted to get sent to Kuwait for a year for a security detail. I will be going with the military but will technically be a civilian. Does this qualify for military leave. I really would like to go considering its something I love doing but I've been part-time for 5 years and don't want to take a chance loosing my seniority and benefits. Or if its possible to take some sort of personal leave. If not, it wouldn't hurt my feelings in not going. If anyone has got any suggestions, I would appreciate it.