Army reserve benefits

  1. HELLO,

    I'm in the process of applying for a direct commission into the army reserves as a critical care nurse. Plan on attending civilian nurse anesthesia school in fall of 2010. If I opt for the HPLR and 30K bonus now, does that prohibit me from applying for strap in the future.

    I also have 8 years of experience as an enlisted reservist. Does that count for the additional "E" behind my pay grade or is that only for active duty service.

  2. 1 Comments

  3. by   jeckrn
    You can get it in the reserves as long as you have enough points to add up to 4 years. So if you have 1460 points you will come in as an O1E, O2E etc. depending one your experience. I know this from personal experience. When I came in the Army Reserves I had 2 years of regular active duty and 10+ years in the Navy Reserves as an enlist. At one time you had to have 4 years of active not 4 years worth of points, it was changed back in 2001 time frame