Posted on Mar 7, 2023
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Continuing service in the United States Army Reserve (USAR) can provide numerous benefits for veterans, including medical/health care coverage, credentialing assistance, career advancement possibilities, the Public-Private Partnership Program, in-service officer/warrant officer programs, USAR family programs, and flexible service options. By continuing their service in the USAR, veterans can continue to serve their country while also receiving valuable support and opportunities for personal and professional growth.

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In the coming weeks, we will outline these benefits in detail and resources to help you access them; but first, here’s a brief overview:

Medical/Health Care Coverage while in the USAR: One of the most significant benefits of continuing service in the USAR is the medical and health care coverage available to its members. USAR soldiers have access to the same medical and dental care as active-duty soldiers, including medical exams, immunizations, and mental health services. This is particularly important for veterans who may have service-related injuries or disabilities that require ongoing care.

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Credentialing Assistance: Another great benefit of serving in the USAR is the credentialing assistance available to its members. The Army Credentialing Assistance Program helps soldiers earn civilian credentials and certifications related to their military occupational specialties. This can include everything from commercial driver's licenses to professional certifications in fields like cybersecurity and project management. This can be particularly valuable for veterans who are transitioning into civilian careers after their military service.

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Career Advancement Possibilities: Serving in the USAR can also provide opportunities for career advancement. USAR soldiers can continue to progress in their military careers, including opportunities to become officers or warrant officers. This can provide additional responsibilities, leadership opportunities, and potentially higher pay.

The Public-Private Partnership Program: The USAR’s Public-Private Partnership (P3) Program is a unique benefit available to Army Reserve soldiers. This program helps connect soldiers with private sector employers who value their military skills and experience. This can help veterans find meaningful civilian careers that are a good fit for their skills and interests.

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In-Service Officer/Warrant Officer Programs: The USAR offers several in-service officer and warrant officer programs that can help soldiers advance their careers. These programs include the Warrant Officer Candidate School and the Officer Candidate School. These programs provide soldiers with the training and education needed to become officers or warrant officers in the USAR.

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USAR Family Programs: USAR soldiers also have access to a variety of family programs designed to support them and their loved ones. These programs can include everything from counseling and financial assistance to educational and employment services for spouses and children. This can help alleviate some of the stress and challenges that come with military service, particularly for families who may be dealing with deployments or other extended absences. These include Military One Source, Survivor Outreach Services, Child and Youth Services, the Exceptional Family Member Program, Military Family Life Counselors, and Soldier and Family Readiness Groups.

Learn more about these Army Reserve Family Programs here:
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Flexible Service Options: Finally, one of the biggest benefits of serving in the USAR is the flexibility it offers. USAR soldiers can choose from a variety of service options, including the Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) program, the Troop Program Unit (TPU), and the Active Guard Reserve (AGR) program. These options allow soldiers to choose the level of commitment that works best for their personal and professional lives, while still allowing them to continue serving their country.

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SGT Ruben Lozada
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Excellent post. Thank You for sharing this.
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I was never AD, but being in the Reserves has been incredibly beneficial for me and my family. Those benefits listed are REAL, and has allowed me to continue growing in my civilian career. Coming up on 12 years in the Reserves and very thankful for everything it has provided me.
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CPT David Gowel
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Edited 12 mo ago
I transitioned from the Active Duty Army to the Army Reserve in 2008 (just before the economy crashed) and don't know where I'd be now if I didn't make that decision. Transition would have been so much harder had I just left the Army "cold turkey" by going from active duty directly to civilian status. I think we should all be taught the first day we raise our hands for active duty service that the reserve compo is a no brainer step in our eventual transition back to civilian life.
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