I have 21 years in the Army National Guard and I went IRR (inactive ready reserve) 8 years ago. From the time I left the Guard I have received emails from the Army Reserve asking me if I'd like to get in the USAR. AT the end of this past September I replied back and said I'd be interested. They have found me a unit and a slot. The forms have been filled out and sent to HRC at Ft Knox. Anyone out there jumped back in after such a long break? I'll be going back in as an O4. And yes I have been working on my PT already.
Posted 10 mo ago
I did 3 years enlisted and got out. I used the GI Bill and did 4 years of college and 4 years in Law School. After one year of practicing I got a direct commission into the JAG reserve and a 3 years later I was back on active duty. This was 12 years between my active duty time and 9 years without any military time. It went great! I had a leg up on everyone else in my JAG class because of my prior service and it helps as a lawyer to wear an SF Tab, jump and air assault badges. I stayed in until I got my 20! Go for it!
Old majors don't need PT. ;). Long ago, for a while, I think I was the most senior, longest time in grade, Major O4, in the whole US Army, active, USAR, IRR, any component, I was in the Utah Nat'l Guard and I was the most senior Major out there. (No prof but I claim it.). Anyway, in the last couple years nobody bothered me, I walked my 2.5 miles and did my duty and nobody bothered me.
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