Active Duty -is a full time commitment. In many ways it is like having a full-time civilian job. A soldier’s day is divided into work and off-hours. The length of service for Active Duty ranges from two to six years.
The Army Reserve offers the opportunity for part time enlistment. As a Soldier in the Army Reserve, you’ll gain training and job skills you can’t get anywhere else, which will help you no matter what path you take in life.Army Reservist usually spend one weekend a month in training and two weeks a year in Field Training Exercise (TXT). The length of service ranges from three to six years.
Two Weeks a Year – One Weekend a Month When you join the Army Reserve, you can serve your country and maintain a lifestyle all your own. While living near home you’ll be a stronger person. A better citizen. And the world will see your strength.
If you have prior service, your country wants you back and they are making it easier than ever to return to service. The U.S. Army is offering great benefits and bonuses and making sure that your valuable prior service is carried over into your reenlistment.
The Army National Guard is one of three components of the U.S. Army. The National Guard consists of both Army National Guard and Air National Guard components. The other two consist of the Active Army and the Army Reserves. The Army National Guard has been an indispensable part of America’s defense network for over 366 years. It is a direct reflection of the American’s spirit and declaration to Live Free or Die. Read More…
The Army Special Operations units perform the military operations that are outside the normal capabilities of conventional forces. Conventional forces consist of masses of tanks, masses of men, heavy equipment and artillery. Special operations and the special operations forces go after those things that large organizations are incapable of handling because of their inflexibility and inability to innovate. Special operations also are concerned with local nationals in various countries. Army Special Forces teams are dedicated to certain and specific regions of the world.
Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) is an elective curriculum you take along with your required college classes. It prepares you with the tools, training and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. Along with great leadership training, Army ROTC can pay for your college tuition, too. You will have a normal college student experience like everyone else on campus, but when you graduate, you will be an Officer in the Army.
High School Students: JROTC – Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps – If you’re still in high school and you’re interested in joining Army ROTC, you can find schools that carry an Army ROTC program or talk to your academic advisor.
College Students: If you’re interested in joining Army ROTC and you are in college, you can start by taking an Army ROTC basic elective course. If you have at least two or more years remaining toward your undergraduate degree, but not enough time to complete the Basic Course, you can enter the Army ROTC Advanced Course by completing the Leader’s Training Course held at Fort Knox, Kentucky, during the summer. Talk to your campus Military Science department about other ways to join Army ROTC and incentives available, including opportunities to compete for two-, three-, or four-year scholarships.