18 Apr '17, 8pm

Army expands search for Guard, Reserve officers and NCOs who want to go on active duty

The Army is knee-deep in its effort to grow the active component to 476,000 soldiers by the end of September. The next step: Bringing Army Reserve and National Guard troops on active duty. Since opening up the Call to Active Duty program to officers and warrant officers earlier this year, the Army has received about a thousand applications, according to the head of Army Human Resources Command. And the program has now been extended to noncommissioned officers. Soldiers have until July 7 to get their packets filed. "Now that the force is getting larger, we’re asking for officers and NCOs in the reserve component to consider going on active duty," Maj. Gen. Thomas Seamands told Army Times in a Tuesday phone interview. The Army has received several thousand inquiries from the force about making the transition, he added. "I think our initial goal was a couple hundred, and the ...

Full article: https://www.armytimes.com/articles/army-expands-search-fo...

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