What Is the Army Reserve?

The Army Reserve is a group of trained soldiers who are not considered active duty. They are often allowed to live civilian lifestyles, engaging in some form of military training on specific dates throughout the year. Army Reserve members can be called upon in times of war.

Army Reserve soldiers are divided into two groups: enlisted and officers. This is similar to the structure of the Army. Reserve soldiers are considered part-time and often hold down full-time civilian jobs, in addition to their Army Reserve service. They participate in annual training each year, going through 2 weeks of intensive training.