OTHER WAYS YOU CAN SERVE
There are several other ways you can serve in the Army Reserve. Here’s a quick overview. Your Reserve Component Career Counselor can give you more details.
Army Reserve Drill Sergeant – Help mentor and train new recruits and augment active Army drill sergeants. You may qualify for a prior service enlistment bonus of up to $20,000.
Active Guard Reserve (AGR) – Serve on active duty to support Army Reserve missions.
Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) – Serve even if you don’t have an Army Reserve unit in your community. Train at a convenient location supporting Combatant Commanders, Army commands and Department of Defense agencies.
Drilling Individual Mobilization Augmentee (DIMA) – Part of the IMA program, these Army Reserve Soldiers fill important mobilization specific positions with Combatant Commands, Army commands and Department of Defense agencies. This option requires extra monthly training and more days of annual training.
Warrant Officer (WO) – Join the Army Reserve WO program and become a highly specialized expert in either the technical or aviation fields.
Commissioned Officer – Seek officership via Officer Candidate School, direct commission or Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.
Senior NCOs -- Senior level noncommissioned officers also have many opportunities to join the Army Reserve as prior service members.