Army reserve and active duty committment

  1. 1 how long is the committment time for army nursing reserve and army nursing active duty?
  2. Visit  leekun2010 profile page

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  3. Visit  SoldierNurse22 profile page
    It varies. What's your experience and specialty?
  4. Visit  leekun2010 profile page
    medsurg and ive been an Rn for 2 yrs
  5. Visit  jeckrn profile page
    All initial contracts for the military are for 8 years, no matter which service or status, active or reserves. Most active duty contracts have a 3 year active duty commitment followed by 5 years of reserve time. Which can either be a served as Selective or Inactive Reservist. If your initial contract is for the reserves the often the contract has you serving the 1st 4 years has you in the Selective Reserves then you can go IRR anytime after that point. Selective Reserves is the 1 weekend a month 2 weeks a year, Inactive Reserves (IRR) is you are still available for recall to active duty if the military needs you. The IRR usally has 1 muster a year to make sure that they can get ahold of you and that you are alive. Officers who do not resign their commissions after the 8 year commitment are still a reservist and eligible for recall.
    Last edit by jeckrn on Jul 29, '12
  6. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
    My initial contract was four years of active duty, but that was my choice -- I could have done three years instead.

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