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The Reserve Experience

Soldiers talk about their job roles and responsibilities. They talk about the benefits/experiences of having an army background in the civilian working world.

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  • SGT Kristen King

    See how Kristen's job in the Army Reserve gives her experience that will help he...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve

    TAGS: Broadcast Journalist Army Reserve

    SGT Kristen King
    01:10
  • SGT William Morton

    See how William's Army Reserve training will help prepare him for a civilian car...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve

    TAGS: Army Reserve Radar Repairer

    SGT William Morton
    00:49
  • Major Michele Pawlowicz - General Dentist (Reserve)

    Major, Pawlowicz talks about role/experience/benefits - General Dentist (Reserv...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Dentist Army Healthcare

    Major Michele Pawlowicz - General Dentist (Reserve)
    00:59
  • Cars, Golf and Pathology

    Lt. Col. John Hunnicutt fulfills his love of science and desire to help Soldiers...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Family Practice Medical Corps

    Cars, Golf and Pathology
    01:39
  • Direct Commission: From Civilian to Officer

    If you have a specialized profession or background as a civilian, you can be dir...

    CATEGORY: Officership

    TAGS: Officership Direct Commission

    CPT Airin Rhinehart
    Direct Commission: From Civilian to Officer
    03:55
  • Hansel Henry

    Hansel's experience in the Army Reserve gave him the leadership skills to be a s...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve

    TAGS: Intelligence Analyst Leadership

    Hansel Henry
    00:41
  • Strength to Handle Any Case

    Hear Captain Irvin Drummond describe the unique training and experience he got w...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: JAG Attorney

    Captain Irvin Drummond
    Strength to Handle Any Case
    01:43
  • Private Trisha Barabin

    Private Trisha Barabin answers Gerardo from Pensacola, Florida who asks; "Is the...

    CATEGORY: About the Army

    Private Trisha Barabin
    Private Trisha Barabin
  • DRILL SERGEANT STAPLES

    Drill Sergeant Staples answers Kyra from Sparta, Georgia who asks; "Do the women...

    DRILL SERGEANT STAPLES
  • DRILL SERGEANT ERICA SCHLUETER

    Sergeant Erica Schlueter answers William from Clearfield, Utah who asks; "I'm ge...

    DRILL SERGEANT ERICA SCHLUETER
  • PRIVATE FIRST CLASS LEONGUERRERO

    Private First Class Leonguerrero answers Caleb from Dora, Alabama who asks; "If ...

    PRIVATE FIRST CLASS LEONGUERRERO
  • PRIVATE TRISHA BARABAN

    Private Trisha Barabin answers Gerardo from Pensacola, Florida who asks; "Is the...

    Private Trisha Barabin
    PRIVATE TRISHA BARABAN
  • Private Walter Banks

    Private Walter Banks answers Jarnardo from Pensacola, Florida who asks; "Is ther...

    Private Walter banks
    Private Walter Banks
  • Staff Sergeant Kenneth Kinlaw

    Balancing the Army Reserve and the civilian life it’s difficult at times but ver...

    Staff Sergeant Kenneth Kinlaw
    1:37
  • Second Lieutenant Ingrid Alvarez

    What inspired me to join the Army Reserve was mainly the focus that I was lookin...

    Second Lieutenant Ingrid Alvarez
    2:42
  • Specialist Luis Estrada

    I joined the Army Reserve about approximately a years and a half ago. I served e...

    Specialist Luis Estrada
    2:17
  • Reserve Story: Added Value Prior Service

    There are many advantages that come with being in the Army Reserve. There are a ...

    Reserve Story: Added Value Prior Service
  • SPC Peterson & His Mother

    Scott and Lisa talk about the balance of life as a Soldier and a student in the ...

    SPC Peterson & His Mother
    01:38
  • Marlene Garcia

    See how the Army Reserve helped Marlene achieve her goals and ambitions.

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve

    TAGS: Army Reserve Civil Affairs

    Sgt Marlene Garcia
    Marlene Garcia
    02:36
  • Giving Back

    Sergeant Marlene Garcia (Reserve, Enlisted), talks about job role/experience/b...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve

    TAGS: Civil Affairs Army Reserve

    Giving Back
    01:12
  • A Professional Edge

    Sergeant Marlene Garcia (Reserve, Enlisted), talks about job role/experience/be...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve

    TAGS: Army Reserve Civil Affairs

    A Professional Edge
    01:04
  • Getting Over the Wall

    Sergeant Marlene Garcia (Reserve, Enlisted), talks about experience/benefits - ...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve

    TAGS: Army Reserve Civil Affairs

    Getting Over the Wall
    01:05
  • Gaining a Master's Degree (and more)

    Watch Captain Paul Gonzalez explain how he’s taken advantage of the many opportu...

    CATEGORY: Education Career & Jobs Family Officership Benefits Featured Army Reserve

    TAGS: Reserves Get An Education Combat Engineer Reserve Benefits internal tags:Soldier Life/Training Diver 12b Opportunities

    CPT Paul Gonzalez
    Gaining a Master's Degree (and more)
    02:10
  • Summer Guerrero

    See how Summer earned certificates in the Army Reserve that gave her a competiti...

    Summer Guerrero
    00:47
  • Shawn Helmstadter

    Hear how the Army Reserve gave Shawn the opportunities he needed to succeed.

    Shawn Helmstadter
    00:38
  • Volunteer Work

    Captain Jennifer Huntsman (Reserve, Officer), talks about job role/experience/be...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve Featured

    TAGS: ROTC Army Reserve

    Captain Huntsman
    Volunteer Work
    01:52
  • Jeremiah Minor

    See how Army Reserve discipline makes Jeremiah a stronger student.

    Sgt Jeremiah Minor Intel Analyst
    Jeremiah Minor
    01:10
  • SGT Jeremiah Minor

    The Army Reserve has given Jeremiah the focus to concentrate as a full-time stud...

    SGT Jeremiah Minor
    00:52
  • SGT William Morton

    See how William's Army Reserve training will help prepare him for a civilian car...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve

    TAGS: Army Reserve Radar Repairer

    SGT William Morton
    00:49
  • Miles Noonan

    Miles' job as a Military Policeman in the Army Reserve will give him an advantag...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Military Police Army Reserve

    Miles Noonan
    01:03
  • Army Reserve

    SPC Michael Olivero (Reserve, Enlisted), talks about job role/experience - why h...

    Army Reserve
    01:38
  • Otto Padron

    Otto describes how his Army Reserve service helped him develop leadership skills...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve

    TAGS: Army Reserve Infantry

    Otto Padron
    01:20
  • SPC Peterson & His Mother

    Scott Peterson and his mother talk about how his decision to join was a family d...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Army Life

    SPC Peterson & His Mother
    01:44
  • SPC Peterson & His Mother

    Scott and Lisa talk about the experience, focus and determination the Army Reser...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Army Reserve

    SPC Peterson & His Mother
    01:53
  • SPC Peterson & His Mother

    Scott and Lisa talk about the balance of life as a Soldier and a student in the ...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Army Life

    SPC Peterson & His Mother
    01:38
  • Opportunity

    Major Phillip Romanelli (Reserve, Officer), talks about job role/experience/bene...

    Major Phillip Romanelli
    Opportunity
    01:00
  • Igor Tyapugin

    Find out how the Army Reserve fulfilled Igor's dream while training him for life...

    Igor Tyapugin
    00:44
  • Leadership Skills

    Captain Valerie Wallis (Reserve, Officer), talks about job role/experience/benef...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve

    TAGS: Army Reserve Leadership

    Leadership Skills
    01:35
  • Green to Gold

    First Lieutenant Terrance Wilson (Reserve, Officer), talks about job role/experi...

    1LT Terrance Wilson
    Green to Gold
    02:21
  • Ready To Serve

    See why these Soldiers chose to serve in the Army Reserve.

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Basic Training Army Reserve

    Ready To Serve
    02:29
  • Making of an Officer

    Soldiers talk about the ROTC program and personal experiences - what makes a goo...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC National Guard

    Making of an Officer
    03:00
  • Jeff Davis

    Find out how Jeff jumped from high school athletics to college and Army ROTC.

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Army Reserve

    Jeff Davis
    01:14
  • Something to Be Proud of

    Cadet Jeff David (Reserve, cadet) talks about experience/benefits - military bal...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Army Tradition

    Something to Be Proud of
    01:02
  • Skills You Can Use For A Lifetime

    Major Otto Padron (Reserve, Officer), talks about experience/benefits - civilian...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Army Reserve

    Skills You Can Use For A Lifetime
    02:41
  • Turn Dreams Into Reality

    Major Otto Padron (Reserve, Officer), talks about experience/benefits - talked t...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Army Reserve

    Turn Dreams Into Reality
    01:10
  • RJ Custodio

    With the help of an ROTC scholarship, RJ is able to pay for college while gainin...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Army Reserve

    RJ Custodio
    01:06
  • RJ Custodio

    Cadet RJ Custodio (Reserve, cadet), talks about experience/benefits - why he joi...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Army Reserve

    RJ Custodio
    01:16
  • RJ Custodio

    Cadet RJ Custodio (Reserve, cadet), talks about experience/benefits - ROTC has ...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Army Life

    RJ Custodio
    01:02
  • Serving When Needed

    Captain Philip Romanelli (Reserve, Officer), talks about experience/benefits - d...

    Serving When Needed
    01:35
  • Balancing Work and Life

    Captain Philip Romanelli (Reserve, Officer), talks about job role/experience/ben...

    Capt Philip Romanelli rowing
    Balancing Work and Life
    01:01
  • Captain Marisol Chalas

    UH 60 Blackhawk Pilot Chalas joined the Army Reserve as an enlisted finance spec...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Army Aviation Army Reserve

    Captain Marisol Chalas
  • Sergeant First Class Michael Hosier

    I joined the Army Reserve when I was back in high school. I did the split option...

    TAGS: 15T

    Sergeant First Class Michael Hosier
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The Reserve Experience

Soldiers talk about their job roles and responsibilities. They talk about the benefits/experiences of having an army background in the civilian working world.

My name is Sergeant Brian Vander Werf; my MOS is 68 Whiskey, I'm from Tempe, Arizona. I'm a medic in the Army Reserve and I work as a student researcher at the Bio-Design Institute at Arizona State University.
In the larger sense we're trying to look for new ways to diagnose Breast Cancer. We have discovered small proteins or peptides that bind these sugar structures and as it turns out when cells become cancerous these change and the Army has certainly taught us that you need to pay close attention to the smallest details and you absolutely need that if your working in the scientific field.
My name is Mark Trent Pombo; I'm a Petroleum Supply Specialist. As a result I learned a whole lot about fuel. When I'm not in the Army Reserve I'm an accountant and also a racecar driver.
At the accounting firm I'm with I joined the motor fuels team. Half of my learning curve was gone when I got there because I know what fuel goes in what kind of vehicles and what kind of engines.
It just made my life a lot easier when I got to work. One of my co-workers who started around the same time as me, we were just sitting there talking about some of the fuel we saw on an invoice and it said mogas (motor gasoline) on there and he'd been looking at it for 2-hours and he came right over to me and I told him immediately it that same thing it's an 89 octane its basically like buying your premium.
So there's some little things I'm able to bring to work that probably nobody else wasn't in the Army Reserve would be able to do.
My name is Allison Courtemache; my MOS is 25 Lima and I'm a Cable Systems Operator Maintainer. Some of the things I'm responsible for is setting up fiber optic lines as well as Cat5 and that can include Internet as well as phone lines. It can be intimidating at times because you see so many wires and you don't know where they all go to, what server, what room, you don't know whether it's a live or not.
The skills that I've acquired in the Army Reserve definitely do play a big role in my civilian life. I have more motivation to finish school to get the career that I want and the job that I want and not only get that job but succeed within that job.
Being a medic in the Army Reserve has absolutely been a stepping-stone it comes off in every job interview that I have. People want to know the patients that I've seen, what responsibilities I had. I don't think I could have been as successful if it wasn't for the Army Reserve.
Without the Army Reserve I definitely wouldn't have the accounting job right now. The guy that was interviewing me told me right when I walked in that your Army experience and that fact that you were deployed going to get you this position.
It's your future, stay strong in the Army Reserve. Visit GoArmy.com/reserve.
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