Active Guard Reserve

Active Guard Reserve

TRAIN, SUPPORT AND MOBILIZE IN THE ARMY RESERVE

Active Guard Reserve (AGR) Soldiers serve full-time and enjoy the same benefits as Active Duty Soldiers.

With an Active Guard Reserve job, you receive full pay, medical care for you and your family, and the opportunity for retirement after 20 years of active service.

Active Guard Reserve Soldiers are stationed at thousands of Army Reserve units throughout the United States.

AGR Soldiers serve full-time on Active Duty in units and organizations of the Army Reserve, or that directly support the Army Reserve.

The Active Guard Reserve program allows Soldiers transitioning off active duty the opportunity to compete for AGR positions closer to home.

If you'd like to apply for the AGR program, visit the U.S. Army Human Resources Command website and search "AGR", or for Officer/Warrant Officer applicants call 1-502-613-6365 and for Enlisted applicants call 1-502-613-5927.

REQUIREMENTS

ENLISTED SOLDIERS

If you are an enlisted Soldier interested in applying for an Active Guard Reserve job:

  • You must be discharged from your current component of the Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard.
  • You must be at least 18 to 54 years old (you must not have reached your 55th birthday).
  • You must be in ranks SPC through MSG/1SG.
  • You must have accrued less than 15 years of active federal service.
  • You must be eligible for reenlistment or extension.
  • You must meet the medical fitness standards for retention prior to entry.
  • You must pass a Defense Central Investigative Index.
  • You must NOT have been relieved from any duty assignment for cause in the 36 months prior to your application.You must NOT have been involuntarily removed from Active Duty.

COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS

If you are an Officer or Warrant Officer applying for the Active Guard Reserve program:

  • You must be pending discharge from your component of the Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard.
  • You must be in ranks 2LT through MAJ or W01 through CW4.
  • You must have completed the Officer Basic Course, if you have served less than five years in rank (Lieutenant or Captain).
  • You must have completed the Captain’s Career Course, if you have served more than five years in rank (Captain or Major).
  • You must have accrued less than 15 years of active federal service (qualified applicants may seek a waiver).
  • You must meet medical fitness standards for retention prior to entry.
  • You must pass a Defense Central Investigative Index.
  • You must NOT have received a referred Officer Evaluation Report in the 12-month period prior to the date of application or entry.


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