Since being formed in 1908 the Army Reserve has continued to grow. Today, there are more than 200,000 soldiers in the Army Reserve ? all of which are committed to serving and protecting.
As part of the Army Reserve, you will perform part-time duties as opposed to being a full-time active duty soldier. However, those in the Reserve rotate through periods of full-time duty. When not active, solders perform training one weekend per month.
As a soldier in the Army Reserve you have access to many benefits, including: discounted health insurance, money for college, and cash bonuses among others.
Are you interested in attending college? Are you interested in going back to school to complete your degree? The Army Reserve will help pay for the rising cost of tuition ? giving you the chance to obtain the degree you have been dreaming of.
The following education programs are available to solders in the Reserve: Army Reserve Education Career Stabilization, Selected Reserve Montgomery GI Bill, Army Reserve MGIB Kicker, ROTC Scholarships, College Loan Repayment Program, Tuition Assistance, and Concurrent Admissions Program.
More people than ever are living without health insurance. If you join the Army Reserve you never have to worry about this. How great would it be to have access to the best medical professionals and technology in the world? In addition to top notch medical (and dental) care, you can also purchase life insurance at an affordable price.
Earn Good Money
From enlistment bonuses to regular pay, you will earn money as a soldier in the Reserve. You can expect a regular paycheck for participating in Field Training Exercises and Unit Training. There are also many bonuses that you may qualify for: Army Reserve Enlistment Bonus, Civilian Skills Bonus, Officer Candidate School Bonus, Middle Eastern Translator Aide Bonus, and Army Reserve Chaplain Bonus.
Don?t forget about allowances for meals, uniforms, and housing.
Job Certification for the Future
By earning job certifications you are putting yourself ahead of the competition when it finally comes time to apply for positions in the civilian world. With the ability to earn trade and professional certifications, you will be in position to succeed in your civilian career while making yourself more valuable than other applicants.
With so many benefits, it is easy to see why more than 200,000 soldiers are currently serving in the Army Reserve. Joining them may be the best decision you ever make!