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 72 months agoBest 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 72 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
- Anonymous2 months ago
In the Marine Corps, a waiver is required if an applicant has any dependent under the age of 18. So your recruiter is trying to pass you on to a Reserve recruiter so he doesn't have to do his/her job.
- NinefingerLv 62 months ago
Very poor effort. I'm going to only award you a -2