Posted on May 24, 2019
SPC Onel Cruz
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Im a prior service Marine who just transferred into the Army Reserve and I just wanted to figure out if there was a way to work in the Reserves as active duty instead of doing that weekend a month thing.
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LTC Jason Mackay
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Yes, everything that you’ve been told in this thread is accurate; I’m just chiming in because I was in the same situation. I was prior service Marine Corps, got out, went back to school, then found out about the Army National Guard. I drilled for a few years, then I found out about Recruiting and Retention Bn. I put in a packet and the rest is history. I was AGR until my health began failing and I was medically retired. It’s a very rewarding career and a great way to get 20 years under your belt.
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So does that mean that Active Reserve counts as active duty time towards your retirement?
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Thank you so much! SPC Onel Cruz
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SSG Percussionist
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Yes! The keyword to all of it is “active” SPC Onel Cruz
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Thanks a lot brother, this helps me out a lot. SSG (Join to see)
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One caveat: AGR in the Army Reserve is like active duty; you PCS every few years all over the country, even some OCONUS posts are a possibility. AGR in the Army National Guard, you are at least limited to your state.
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