Hmm yes, Firecrackermain has brought up a very good point, which led to my awareness of this issue. Experience-wise, I think you guys should be a little more realistic. The U.S pulled out of Afghanistan in 2011, and the rest in 2015, which means some of the character profiles might need change. YankeeSamurai, I'm not sure when your character's deployment is, but if it's in 2010-2013, then it'd be rather odd, so do clarify that bit and I'd say your character's good to go. From the looks of it, your character would be a new recruit of freshly-trained private at the time of the apocalypse. As for KessonReal, the experience of your character is not acceptable, as the U.S pulled out of every theatre by 2015. As for Dark, I'd say it's acceptable. Do try to include everything in your character's gear though.
Also, to answer your question, YankeeSamurai, yes, if this RP goes on long enough, the objective of Phoenix Company won't remain the same, that is, if it would remain the same at all in the first few days. If this is successful, I might have to divide this up into episodes.
Also, if I have the time, I'll be coming up with information on... pretty much everything to compile into something like an operational manual that I'd put up in the OOC thread.