Why do I have to to do reserve and then be eligible to switch over to active duty?
I am trying to join the marines but my recruiter says that because I have 2 kids and a wife I must do reserves for 2 years and that then I will be able to do active duty after doing the reserves for 2 years. Is that true?
- rickyLv 79 months agoFavourite answer
It’s been many years since I was in the reserves, and went on active duty. I’ve never of that. Your reserve time previously was considered “active duty for training”, and not Active duty. Looks like you’d lose 2 years. Doesn’t sound right. Try telling him you are considering the ARMY.
- MrsjvbLv 79 months ago
you have too many dependents to go Active duty in any Branch except the Army. that being said, the chances of being granted permission to go AD from the Reserves in any branch is conceivably zilch
- Anonymous9 months ago
Very poor effort. I'm going to only award you a -2