Posted on Sep 12, 2019
SPC Onel Cruz
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After my 4 year obligation with the Marine Corps I switched into the Army Reserve and enlisted for 6 years. Can I choose to go back to the IRR whenever I do so please or am I under obligation with the Reserve?
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MAJ Javier Rivera
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You already have over your 8 mandatory years so is all up to you at this point.
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MAJ Javier Rivera
MAJ Javier Rivera
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You should SPC Onel Cruz. The branch is separate and since your obligation with the Reserves is an after active duty (no cost for them) going into IRR shouldn’t be a problem. Word of advice: the unit might get mad since your actions will count towards its manpower!
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SPC Onel Cruz
SPC Onel Cruz
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But here’s the thing, I did request to switch MOS so I don’t know if I would be under obligation at that point. MAJ Javier Rivera
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MAJ Javier Rivera
MAJ Javier Rivera
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Have you been they schoo SPC Onel Cruz ?
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why did you switch if you were just wanting to go IRR as soon as possible?
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SPC Onel Cruz
SPC Onel Cruz
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Wanted to try a different MOS on the Reserve side which wasn’t available in the Corps. Turns out that the Reserve unit doesn’t even practice their MOS at drill and they haven’t done so since completing MOS school, so this doesn’t benefit me at all.
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SPC Onel Cruz - understandable. my daughter was 35F, intel analyst, and 3 months after she made E5 they reorganized the UMR and her slot went away. They gave her the option of either reclassing to MP or driving 200 miles to another unit. So she went IRR for her last 2 years
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LTC Ken Connolly
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Obligation for call-up, yes. Obligation to attend meetings and other Reserve activities, usually no. If I recall correctly, you may volunteer for deployment and annual training.
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