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Role of the Army Reserve

What is the Army Reserve?

The Army is the most powerful and sophisticated military force in the world.

The Army Reserve allows you to pursue a civilian career or attend college full-time and still serve your community and country.

You can live where you want, receive medical benefits, educational benefits, tuition assistance, and build for retirement.

In the Army Reserve, you can continue your career or education while training close to home and standing ready to serve with your valuable job skills.

Prior Service or Currently Serving

The Benefits of Continuing your Service

If your enlistment is coming to an end or you are looking to return to service, you might be wondering how the Army Reserve can help you.

The answer is that being a Soldier in the Army Reserve gives you the best of what the military and civilian worlds have to offer.

As an Army Reserve Soldier, you have the flexibility to start a new career, continue your education, pursue any other goal and live where you choose while enjoying a civilian lifestyle.

Troop Program Units

TPUs are the heart and soul of the Army Reserve!

Unlike active duty, Army Reserve Soldiers serve part time, allowing them to earn an extra paycheck, go to school, or work a civilian job while still maintaining many of the benefits of military service.

These men and women typically train on selected weekends and perform annual training which typically is 2 weeks long.

You will spend one weekend a month on duty and two weeks a year in training.

Soldiers in the Army Reserve may be called to active duty to provide their expertise.

Your total service length in the Army Reserve may range from three to six years, depending on your Army Reserve job.

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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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