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Posted on Dec 10, 2015
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You are missing some important items. I did 10 years active, 8 years SELRES reserves, 5 years IRR, and rejoined SELRES last year. While in IRR you have limited opportunities to get a good 50 point year towards retirement. You previously could do correspondence classes and quite easily get 130 points a year. (I did for 4 years; things like 'Basic Military Requirements' or 'Photography'). They changed the rules last year that you need your CO to certify that the class has value. When I wanted to go back in to the VTU to try to get back into SELRES, I had to work with very uncooperative recruiters, and big Navy medical tried to say that I was not medically qualified because I was taking Crestor to keep my cholesterol low. (Even though you can be on it while already in SELRES.) IRR is good for 'taking a break' from drilling reserves; however, there are limits to what you can do. Also, while you are eligible for promotion, etc. you are at a disadvantage against people actively working. When I was initially trying to get a SELRES APPLY billet, the APPLY board left my 3rd choice vacant instead of assigning it to an IRR member (so I ended up getting it as an interim fill).
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PFC Jose Eguizabal
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What's the easiest way to get in contact with HRC to update my current address?
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Cadet CPT (Pre-Commission)
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how do you get out of IRR, what is the form that needs to be completed and who can do that?
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Cadet CPT (Join to see) - Need a little more info. What is your military background (were you active or reserves)? When and why did you go into the IRR? What are you trying to do: get out of the IRR to leave the military, or get out of the IRR back into an active status?
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Sir, I am on the similar boat. I received my POCR results and I was approved for separation on active duty list and retained in reserve active status list to IRR as Fleet Support Officer. I would like to know if there are steps that I can take to earn my way back to Active Duty or FTS with any designator.
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CSM David Heidke
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Excellent article! I'm sure many people don't know this about the IRR
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SFC Detachment Ncoic
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Thanks CSM David Heidke, it's been a wonderful experience for me to manage my own career for a while.
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CPT Company Commander
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I was a Captain in the IRR, GOT BACK FROM Afghanistan and found out I no longer had a job. I was in the Army reserves and requested a transfer into the IRR until I felt my new business was ready ( I became self employed) and I could start drilling again. Well that time is now but I found out I was discharged. I am 50 and want to start drilling again...I called HRC they said talk to a recruiter but I am a bit upset, I was never called or emailed that the intention to discharge was in my future. ANY SUGGESTIONS?

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Andy
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SSG Retention and Transition NCO (USAR)
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CPT (Join to see) - CPT Andy, please contact me and I will see what I can do. I'm a Career Counselor not a recruiter but might be able to be of some assistance. My email is [login to see] Thank you.
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MSG John Duchesneau
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Thanks for the info!
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