The Army Reserves are an indispensable part of the United State's defense strategy. The Army Reserves work in conjunction with the Active Army and the National Guard to ensure the safety and integrity of our Nation.
The Army Reserve is comprised of three groups of Soldiers: the Selected Reserve (SR), the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) and the Retired Reserve (RR). In total, there are more than one million Army Reserve Soldiers ready to serve the nation when called upon by the President.
When you join the Army Reserve, you can serve your country and maintain a lifestyle all your own. While living near home you'll be a stronger person. A better citizen. And the world will see your strength.
As a Soldier in the Army Reserve, you can:
- Train close to home
- Earn an extra paycheck while serving
- Continue your civilian career
- Continue and help pay for your education
- Build a military retirement
- Gain valuable skills to enhance your civilian job
- Discipline your body and mind
If you are interested in serving your country, but can't enlist as a full-time soldier, the Army Reserve may be for you.
If you have finished your active duty time commitment and still have years left on your contract, the Army Reserve is where you will spend it.
Read on to find out more about the Army Reserve, and if it's right for you.