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Encyclopedia > Marine Forces Reserve
Marine Forces Reserve

Marine Forces Reserve Insignia
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Country: United States
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Branch: USMC
Type: Marine Air-Ground Task Force
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Command structure: United States Marine Corps
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Garrison/HQ: New Orleans, Louisiana
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Notable battles or wars: Korean War
Operation Desert Storm
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
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The mission of Marine Forces Reserve is to augment and reinforce active Marine forces in time of war, national emergency or contingency operations, provide personnel and operational tempo relief for the active forces in peacetime, and provide service to the community.


MARFORRES is comprised of two groups of Marines and Sailors. The first, known as the Select Marine Corps Reserve (SMCR), are those Marines that belong to reserve units and drill one weekend a month and two weeks a year. The second group is known as the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). The IRR is composed of Marines that have finished their active duty enlistments however their names remain on the books to be called up in case of a war or other emergency. Participation in the IRR involves the Marine calling their local reserve station once a year to check in. Both groups are essential. Reserve Marines are equipped and trained to the same standards as active Marine forces. The Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) is a force of former United States military personnel who have completed active duty and do not receive regular pay or training, but may, under exceptional circumstances, be recalled to active duty. ...


Enlistment

Enlistment in the Marine Forces Reserve occurs through a process similar to that for enlistment in the regular active Marine Corps. Recruits must take the ASVAB, pass a comprehensive physical exam, and be sworn in. They may enter through a billet in the Delayed Entry Program(DEP). Reserve Recruits attend Marine Corps Basic Training along with active duty recruits, claiming the title United States Marine upon successful completion of the training. They may then have a leave of 10 days before further training at the School of Infantry (SOI) and their designated Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Only after completing the training program(s) does a Reserve Marine's enlistment begin to differ from that of an active duty Marine. The ARMED SERVICES VOCATIONAL APTITUDE BATTERY, also known as the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery, and commonly abbreviated to ASVAB, is a multiple-choice test used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States armed forces. ... Bil·let, pronunciation: bi-l&t, etymology: Middle English bylet, from Middle French billette, diminutive of bulle document (law text), from Medieval Latin bulla 1 archaic: a brief letter, note; 2 a: an official order directing that a member of a military force be provided with board and lodging (as... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. ... A Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) is a job classification in use in the U. S. Army and the U. S. Marine Corps. ...


There is a program called the Select Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP), which provides enlistment bonuses for Reservists enlisting for needed MOSs. Half is payable upon completion of training and the other half is spread out over the term of enlistment.


Service

Reserve Marines enlist for eight-year terms. There are three options on how these terms may be served, one of which is designated upon enlistment.

  • 6x2 - Under this option the Reservist spends 6 years in active drill and fulfills the remaining two in Individual Ready Reserve(IRR).
    • This is the only option which makes Reservists eligible for the benefits of the Montgomery GI Bill
  • 5x3 - Under this option the Reservist spends 5 years in active drill and fulfills the remaining three in Individual Ready Reserve(IRR).
  • 4x4 - Under this option the Reservist spends 4 years in active drill and fulfills the remaining four in Individual Ready Reserve(IRR).

After serving several years in the Reserves and attaining leadership rank it is possible for an enlisted Reservist to receive a commission through the Reserve Enlisted Commissioning Program (RECP). The Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) is a force of former United States military personnel who have completed active duty and do not receive regular pay or training, but may, under exceptional circumstances, be recalled to active duty. ... Stamp commemorating the G.I. Bill or Servicemens Readjustment Act The G. I. Bill of Rights or Servicemens Readjustment Act of 1944 provided for college or vocational education for returning World War II veterans (commonly referred to as GIs or G. I.s) as well as one-year... The Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) is a force of former United States military personnel who have completed active duty and do not receive regular pay or training, but may, under exceptional circumstances, be recalled to active duty. ... The Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) is a force of former United States military personnel who have completed active duty and do not receive regular pay or training, but may, under exceptional circumstances, be recalled to active duty. ...


External links

Marine Forces Reserve Website


 
 

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