(Closed) USMC Change in Service Agreement

posted 5 years ago in Military
Post # 3
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237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Britk:  

What was it and what did it change to? And does he have a ground or flight contract?

I’m almost positive that the ground contracts are 4 years active, 4 years IRR. But flight contracts, I believe, are 6 years active, 4 IRR. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Britk:  He was probably not told correctly – it wouldn’t be the first time that happened. Lol My Fiance went through OCS seniors in 2008 then TBS Fall 2009 and even then it was 4 years active, 4 IRR, so definitely the norm at least since then.

Post # 6
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229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am Air Force and I’m pretty sure everyone has the 4 years IRR, but I was told that the IRR is very rarely called up, at least for my field (dentist)

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House

My FH is prior enlisted, 5 active, 3 IRR. In the time from his EAS to the end of his IRR (2 weeks ago exactly) he never had an issue. 🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Britk:  don’t discount the reserves after! It’s a really great way to earn money and benefits for very little time put in. Both my parents were reservists and it paid for our mortgage, and my parents were able to choose when and where they activated or deployed (very situational though, don’t count on that necessarily). It definitely allowed my family to have a more comfortable situation. I’m active duty now and fully intend on participating in the reserves after I’m done.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Italiano's Humble

My XH enlisted in 1998. He had a 4 year active, 4 year IRR contract. So did/does my Future Sister-In-Law, and 2 cousins. All it really means, is that for X amount of years after the AD contract is up, they can involuntarily recall said servicemember to active duty(or, I believe, sometimes reserve/state guard). Some were called up after 9/11. Hell, my eldest cousin got out in 1997, and HE got a call and a letter, asking if he’d be willing to report to MEPS for a physical, and possible AD reinstatement. He declined, b/c he wouldn’t have passed the physical as he’d gotten out on medical.

 

ETA-I believe it’s set up that regardless, total “time served” so to speak, is 8 years minimum. Hence the 4/4, 3/5 etc ratio of AD/IRR years.

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