Education Benefits And Dreams: Army Reserve

Soldiers talk about how they took advantage of the Army Reserve by using the Tuition Assistance Program and Montgomery G.I. Bill.

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The more time that you spend in the Army Reserve your gonna have chances to become a leader. It really calls on you to be more than what you thought you could be.

You have people that you work with everyday that depend on you doing your job. And just by doing your job you motivate them to do there job.

Everyone from the very beginning is encouraged to take command of even the smallest group. Its extremely valuable you learn how to deal with people, how to motivate people. That's just a skill you can use absolutely anywhere.

Right now I'm a student taking advantage of the benefits that the Army Reserve has provided me.

If you want to go to school the Army Reserve is a great way to do it.

There's a number of different programs that help you out financially. One is the Tuition Assistance Program and the Army essentially pays your tuition bill.

The other program is the Montgomery G.I. Bill; which gives you a monthly check and it's used for anything, it's yours.

When you add all these things together, if you really do your research and find out what the Army Reserve can do for you the sky is the limit. Because I've been able to everything I've wanted to do as far as chasing my dreams and goals are concerned. What I hope to be doing in my civilian life is racing.

When I'm on the track I love nothing more than getting into a rhythm. My experience helped me a lot because engines perform on difference levels depending on what kind of fuel you're use. So a lot of the ideas that I come up with are things that I've learned from the Army Reserve. Ten years from now I still hope to be racing maybe even own my own race team. These are life long friends that you meet when you're deployed in the Army Reserve.

Ultimate dream, my ultimate dream would probably be to work for CNN or Fox News, doing being behind the scene production.

I'm applying to medical school now. I think the Army Reserve offers a great way to do what you like in the civilian world and me personally, I love it.

It's your future, stay strong in the Army Reserve visit