Ground Combat

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Career Tasks

  • The first six years are spent in a drilling status with the last two in the IRR
  • The first five years are spent in a drilling status and the last three will be a IRR member
  • The first four are spent in a drilling status and the remaining four in the IRR

Ready At All Times

  • Ready to supplement the active-duty forces when needed
  • Provide a balanced prepared force
  • Marines in the reserve go through the same training and work in the same MOS

What to Expect in the Marine Reserve

  • Advanced MOS training and leadership opportunities that will help you in all aspects
  • The same recruit training and formal schooling as active-duty marines
  • Guaranteed (MOS) at time of enlistment


Yearly Salary Range

Training with full payone weekend per month and two weeks per year