06 Nov '12, 4pm

For every 5 #Marines on active duty, there is one in the Marine Corps Reserve. Will you answer the call of the Few?

For every 5 #Marines on active duty, there is one in the Marine Corps Reserve. Will you answer the call of the Few?

After successful completion of Marine Corps Recruit Training and becoming proficient in their MOS, Marines in the Reserve begin their duties as a Reserve Marine. From this point forward, training periods are called drills , which usually occur one weekend every month and two weeks each summer (full-drill status). The last portion of their commitment is spent in the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) where they are not obligated to participate in military activities unless specifically called upon to meet support requirements. Enlistment term options include: The first six (6) years are spent in a drilling status with the last two (2) in the IRR. Those who wish to participate in the Post-9/11 GI Bill must choose this program. The first five (5) years are spent in a drilling status and the last three (3) will be as an IRR member. The first four (4) years are spent in a drilling ...

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