Question about the Reserves
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|Tue, 01-26-2010 - 9:32pm|
I have a question about the Reserves. Mark gets out in a few weeks and we had planned on him on him just completing his contract in the inactive reserves. However, he's worried about being called back up and with stop-loss coming to an end, the chances could increase. Right now, he told me there's about a 10% of being called back up.
Anyways, he's been talking to a recruiter about going into the active reserves. Apparently, he can't be called back up for 2 years if he does this. The recruiter told him he can change his MOS to a job in the medical field (which is what he wants to do when he gets out) and there is a position open in Richmond, VA. What my question is, for the ladies whose husbands/boyfriends are in the reserves, besides the 1 weekend a month commitment and 2 weeks in the summer, what else can I expect? This may be too specific, but also, will they hold this job in Richmond for him while he completes his training?
We've been talking about this a lot and he only has until Monday to decide. I'm kind of stressed out about it, but I think going into the active reserves might be worth it if he can't get called up. He'll also get the post 9-11 GI Bill instead of the Montgomery GI Bill.
So those of you who have experience with the Reserves, what can I expect??
Thanks a lot for any info.