Posted on Oct 22, 2020
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Im getting out soon and would like to know the differences between the two. I signed a 6 and 2 contract with the guard and it's coming to an end so I have to choose to serve in the ING or IRR. Thanks in advance
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SGM G3 Sergeant Major
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Edited 6 mo ago
IRR: you have no responsibilities, you can immediately come back in to a unit (guard or reserve) or just do some IMA drills, volunteer for anything on TOD, or do nothing at all until the contract runs out.

ING: you are still in your para/line in a Guard unit, in a no duty, no pay authorized status. You must attend a muster every 12 months, maybe get a PHA. You could get released from ING and involuntarily mob with that unit. You must get released from ING if you want to join any component before your ETS comes up.

If you are coming up on your six years now, that is your ETS, the other two are just automatically IRR. Technically you would have to extend past your six year ETS to even qualify for ING.
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MAJ Javier Rivera
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All about the same: one keeps a relation with the Army Reserves and the other with the NG in an inactive status.
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