ROLE OF THE ARMY RESERVE
U.S. Army Reserve Command
You may be asking yourself, “What is the Army Reserve?” The Army is the most powerful and sophisticated military force in the world. This force consists of two groups: active duty Soldiers and Soldiers in the Army Reserve.
ACTIVE DUTY VS RESERVE
What is the difference between active duty and reserve? Active duty is similar to working at a full-time job - with the Army - while the Army Reserve allows you to pursue a civilian career or attend college full-time and still serve your community and country. You can live where you want, receive medical benefits, educational benefits, tuition assistance, and build for retirement. In other words, in the Army Reserve, you can continue your career or education while training close to home and standing ready to serve with your valuable job skills.
Army Reserve Soldiers serve the nation in the following ways: