Careers: Military--Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines, Coast Guard/Mobilized Reservist to Active Duty (Officer)

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I am a currently mobilized reservist (1LT, MI) wanting to switch to Active Duty, however, I am having a hard time finding recent/relavent information on how to make this transfer and if its even possible.  My question is, can you switch from Reserve to Active right now with the drawdown that's currently going on?  And, if its possible, how does one go about this?  Thanks.

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Jason,
It's not simply switching.  The Reserves are a seperate component of the Services.  They just happen to mirror the actice components so they know where to go when mobilized.  After you fulfill your current contract with the Reserves you must get out and then enter active duty.  See a recruiter for more specific info in your case.
Colonel H

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All military questions, any Service. 30 years experience & two Ph.D.'s. 4 times Base Commander. Worked with Army, Navy, USMC, USCG and several foreign military units. Veteran of Kosovo, Bosnia, Macedonia, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, and 10 civil wars in Africa.

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Air Force Colonel with 30 years experience. Air Force Base Commander 4 times. Highly decorated.

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Org of Am Historians, Wild West History Assoc., Disabled American Veterans - Life Member, Am Motorcyclist Assoc. - Life Member, North Am Hunt Club - Life Member, NWTF - Life Member

Publications
Numerous book reviews published in the Journal of American History. Two books submitted for publication. Co-Author of two more. Eisenhower memorial Library (interview with U.S. Presidential chaffeur

Education/Credentials
Ph.D. in military history, Columbus University (Summa Cum Laude) Ph.D. in history, London, England (Summa Cum Laude) Master of Arts degree in history, Marshall University, WV Bachelors degree, double-major in history and mathematics, Salem College, WV Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL

Awards and Honors
Legion of Merit, Defense MSM, 5 Meritous Service Medals,Joint Commendation Medal AF Commendation Medal Army Commendation Joint Achievement Medal AF Achievement Medal Outstanding Volunteer Medal Total of 33 Medals and 43 Ribbons

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