For anyone who has a Sailor in the Reserves. Lets talk...
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That's great!! :-)
Many do go to FTS from Active duty for various reasons.
It is Reserves to Active that is harder.
Here is an about.com article about it:
Transfering from Guard/Reserve to Active Duty It's Not as Easy as Y...
It also talks about conditional release from reserve to active as well.
Here is the Navy Personnel Command web Page on FTS:
FULL TIME SUPPORT (FTS)
Poke around...there are milpersman docs to the right and an index to the left.
I have one son that went from Active Duty to FTS. And he loves his job.
It is very difficult to go Active Duty from Reservist. BUT before you read my not-so great statement on it....always try for something you want. Just because the odds are against you, don't give up. If there are odds, then there is a chance.
Even though it is all the "same" military technically...they are almost like two separate entities. Reserve pay draws from a different pool (but when they get orders for active duty training or QST weekends it is Active duty pay...deployment active duty pay)...reservists handle the Admin for reserves (this is where FTS comes in).
Reservists have signed a contract and belong to the Reserve Force, they have to be released from the reserves...actually out-process and then go see a recruiter (depending on the branch I think or it could be for all branches) in order to be able to go active...there has to be a "spot" for him to go active.
With the current state of the military the reserves are being heavily relied on for the working force. The numbers of reservist deployed is high...they need them.
Depending on your recruits job...the best way to be more "active" with it is to check into mobilization or deployment opps.
Individual Augmentee is another way, but I don't know how it works in the Navy (again they have slightly different names for this reservist). (My hubby is an IMA in the Security Forces for AF.) Everything you read on the net says that IA's DON'T get deployed...don't believe a word of it! IA's augment active duty units usually...so they can go in singles or by two's etc. My hubby's whole team happened to go at once both times...it's different for all branches. If reservist isn't confusing enough...add Augmentees to it. Crazy...
There is FTS - Full Time Service (all branches have this for their reserves just by different names)...which is the force within the reserves who take care of Admin and training for the reserves. You have to apply for it if you did not enlist that way.
I would LOVE to here from anyone (recent..not a long time ago) who has actually gone from reserve force to Active duty as it would be great info to have. Reenlisted that is...because that is what you are doing, separating from the Reserves and enlisting into Active.
jennyco - I do not. He has talked about maybe trying once done with A School. His home base is only 45 min. away from home so he'd like to work there.
Nicks Mom from RI, and Vbriggs Thank you so much that helps me understand a lot. Is he allowed to go active? Do you know anything about that?
jennyco - my son is a Reservist and is at A School in San Antonio now. He was suppose to go to C School, FMTB in NC or CA, but with the issues going on with North Korea, there is now a wait list for C School for Reservists in A School. He will be coming home in July after A School graduation and wait to go to FMBT.
My son is an aircrew reservist who finished A school (#1 in his class) and is home doing the reservist thing, they have not sent him to C school yet!!!!
I have a question. Does any one know the process for Navy Reservists leaving boot camp? I know he will go to A school. But what about C School?
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