SERVING FULL TIME
Within Active Duty, you can choose to serve either as an enlisted Soldier or an officer. While officers oversee operations, enlisted Soldiers show initiative to get the job done. Each has its own specialized training, responsibilities and areas of expertise. The length of Active Duty service can range from two to six years. When serving in Active Duty, typical deployments are 12 months in length; after six months, Soldiers are usually eligible for a two-week Rest & Relaxation (R & R) leave. The exact length of deployment depends on each unit’s specific mission.