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Old 02-05-2020, 12:08 PM
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I will offer a slightly different point of view on Reserve service. I walked in off the street, expressing an interest in going Military Police in the USAR. At MEPS I was told there were no slots of that MOS.

I picked another MOS quite randomly with no research because it came with a $5K bonus as a "highly deployable" MOS. This was pre 9/11 so I didn't really understand exactly what that entailed.

The 7 years I stayed in with 1 additional year in the IRR were overall a good experience. We did OCONUS annual training every year and I was only deployed once for a year. I expected middle east but ended up elsewhere in a non hostile fire zone type place.

These guys posting above me probably all have more time and experience in the .mil than me, but this is what the experience was like for me.
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