I want to go active duty and I remember at MCT the reservist liaison told us we can switch branches if we want and I hear some marines saying that it’s not easy to go from marine reserve to marine active but a little bit easier just to switch branches any one with experience on this matter can you explain why is it or isn’t?
Posted >1 y ago
Well so my experience back in 2008. So I was Active Duty Marine Corps from 2001-2005. Then went into the IRR. From there got Muster called a bunch of times and got sick of it so I joined a reserve unit. It was an AT Battalion from what I have heard they don't have anymore. Got sick of the nonsense placing they were going so went back into the IRR. Moved joined 3rd Lar reserve unit it was not my cup of tea. So I tried to go back Active Duty. Boom the new Tat policy came into effect which the Navy of course never documented stuff back in 2005 for Tats so I wasn't grandfathered in. So I dropped into IRR went and seen an Army recruiter and boom was in the Army. It took some time to adjust to the little differences but being infantry it was pretty much the same.
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