I have been both active and resv army.....
I will tell you i hated the army resv, to get anything done (pay issues schools etc) took forever cause only a few people actually worked fulltime (AGR)
Benefits wise active army is the better option
But as a personal note don't join the army if u like swimming like I do join the navy the last 2 army post I have been at the pool was closed for some reason or another. BTW we don't go over and "kill people". I kinda take offense to that for instance I'm a medic and I'm a paralegal for the army no where in either job descriptions does it say I kill people, quite the contrary...... But I am prepared to defend myself
I apologize for my remark. Re-reading it i definitely could have worded it better. Sorry brother
It's nice to hear opinions from active members who aren't trying to get me to go full time. Anytime i bring it up with my idiot friends all they say is "Reserve? That's for panzies!" or "Be a SEAL, Ranger, Marine Recon anything but Reserve, that's just stupid". Dang closed minded rednecks
. Anyways, i wouldn't be joining only for the money, i truly do want to give back. I'm a certified EMT Basic as of a week ago (
) and plan on becoming volunteer over the summer. I won't be graduating for some time though...depending on how far i take my education it could be 3 more years or it could be 7-10. Is there any use for a paramedic in the Coast Guard Reserve? (might be a dumb question, i dunno).
What was it like being Army Reserve? Training, pay, benefits, can you still work a civilian job, were you shipped out of your area for anytime...etc. Any use for a paramedic in the Army Reserve? Pretty much any and all info would be greatly appreciated