Why I Joined the Army Reserve: Civil Duty

Among benefits, choosing MOS and being close to home are the reasons 2LT Antwan Smalls was inspired to become an officer in the Army Reserve.

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  1. Serving my country is very important to me because my mother served and I saw it as a civil duty. What I like about the Army Reserve is that you have the flexibility where you can do any MOS you want and you also have the chance to pursue a civilian career as well. The discussion with my wife before joining the Army Reserve initially didn’t go over too well, but after explaining the benefits as far as being closer to home and being stabilized for at least two years, she was sold on the idea of me joining the Army Reserve.