View Full Version : Reserve v. Active

Mike McIntyre
07-11-06, 03:24 PM
Can any of ya’ll help me out? What are the advantages & disadvantages of going Reserve vs Active?

07-11-06, 03:54 PM
Oh Gawd do we have to go through this again...

07-11-06, 04:11 PM

Some folks need to read some of the old posts to find the answers...;)


07-11-06, 04:13 PM
Seek and ye shall find.

Mike McIntyre
07-11-06, 04:31 PM
Point me in right direction. This is for my son. He has this idea that Reserves might be better. I feel that once he is in Boot Camp, he will want to go active. I used search but did not find much. If I waisted your time then I'll ask a recruiter.

07-11-06, 04:55 PM
Here is a thread that I found about Regular and Reserve. I did not read the entire thread it is a long one:



07-11-06, 05:10 PM

Mike McIntyre
07-12-06, 10:19 AM
Thanks for the threads. I did not intend to dredge up any animosity or old wounds. I now know why I got the reaction that I did from this question? What I was looking for was:
Ø College Money
Ø Training Time
Ø Benefits
Ø Available MOS
Ø Ease of Switching from Active to Reserve or vise versa
Ø Promotion Differences
Ø Availability of OCS
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If it were your 18 year old “mush for brains” (I hate teenagers), what advice would you give him?

Mike McIntyre
07-13-06, 04:37 PM
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USMC Reserves<o:p></o:p>
If you have a very high ASVEB<o:p></o:p>
If you have money for living expenses<o:p></o:p>
If you are college bound anyway<o:p></o:p>
If you want to be an officer but want the experiences USMC Active<o:p></o:p>
USMC Active<o:p></o:p>
If you want the loyalty<o:p></o:p>
If you want Marine Corps 24/7<o:p></o:p>
If you want the excellent training<o:p></o:p>
If you want the experience<o:p></o:p>
If you want the college money and “Daddy ain’t rich<o:p></o:p>
If you need to mature before the world grabs you by the “short hairs<o:p></o:p>
Go active Marine<o:p></o:p>
Serve your country with pride as the “Best”<o:p></o:p>
Receive some of the best training that’s offered<o:p></o:p>
Then go in the guard, get fat, collect the GI Bill & Tuition from your State, Get all the schooling you can stand, get married, have kids, let them drive you crazy, and then send them to the CORPS.

07-13-06, 04:51 PM
why dont you let the boy make up his mind let him do the leg work,why you doing it for him, then right or wrong its is his call, he cant blame no one but his self then

Mike McIntyre
07-13-06, 05:03 PM
Already done!

He went active.

His choice.