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Military ?

What is the least amount of time you have to be enlisted?


Asked by Anonymous at 4:14 PM on Oct. 19, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • For the Army it's 2 years.

    But everyone who enlists (in ANY branch) signs up for 8 years. You can serve 2 years, get out and go IRR (Inactive Ready Reserves) for the other 6 years. That means that you essentially ARE a civilian, you don't get paid, you don't do weekends, you have nothing to do with the military at all. BUT if they need you, they can call you back. It doesn't happen a lot, but it has happened with the wars in Iraq and Afganistan.

    Answer by Cavalrybaby02 at 4:22 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • my husbands is 3 years 19 weeks, its really 6 years. to be honest bc if you join under 6 years the rest u have to be in the reserves

    Answer by SweetiePieAfWf at 4:16 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • For the Marines you are best doing 8yrs because if you do 4 then EAS you can be recalled. But if you do 8yrs and EAS then they can't call you back.

    Answer by usmc0351wife at 4:18 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • Air Force, at least last I heard when hubby joined, is minimum 4 years then 2 in the guard.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 4:20 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • IRR is totally different than being in the Guard or Regular Reserves. IRR just means that you can be called back until your 8 year commitment is up. With the Guard or Regular Reserves you do the "one weekend a month, 2 weeks a year" plus you can be deployed and all that if your unit is up for deployment.

    Answer by Cavalrybaby02 at 4:26 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

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