Questions for your Navy Reserve Recruiter

Are you interested in learning more about the Navy Reserve? Are you ready to speak with somebody about potentially joining this branch of the military? If so, it is time to get in touch with a local Navy Reserve recruiter.

Your recruiter is responsible for answering all your questions, no matter what they may be. Along with this, your recruiter can help you determine if you are eligible to join the Reserve and if so how to best move forward.

Note: meeting with a Navy Reserve recruiter is no obligation to join. This is simply an informational session in which both parties get to learn more about each other.

During your first face-to-face meeting with a recruiter you should be prepared to ask a variety of questions. This is your chance to get detailed, accurate answers to any questions that may be on your mind.

Here are three questions that you should ask:

Am I eligible to join the Navy Reserve? Obviously, the answer to this question is important for a number of reasons. If you are not eligible, you can forget about joining for the time being and focus your efforts on something else.

What type of pay and benefits am I entitled to? Don’t be shy about asking this question. This is a legitimate inquiry and one that you must discuss before joining. You may feel that asking this question gives off the impression of only being interested in money. However, this is not the case. Your Navy Reserve recruiter gets asked this question on a regular basis – they are ready to provide you with the right answer.

Can I train close to home? As a member of the Navy Reserve you are responsible for monthly drill training. In most cases, this training takes place with the unit that is closest to your home. It is important to check with your recruiter, making sure that you know which unit is closest to your home base and whether or not you can train there.

Asking these questions and receiving answers will probably generate more thoughts. As your meeting moves along, feel free to ask any additional questions. The more you learn from your Navy Reserve recruiter the easier it will be to make a decision.

5 Responses to "Questions for your Navy Reserve Recruiter"

  1. Jose Gerena  April 25, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I have been interesred in the military since I could remember, but never made the decicion, could name many reasons or excuses, but it has always been in my heart the desire. I’m 35, single and have two beautiful children and have a great desire of continuing a quality life for my young and myself. I would want to be active in the military but I understand that on this age it’s only posibility for reserves, but I need to know if there is an oportunity for active duty in some time after serving, or if it would be a matter of qualifying during the career. Either or at this time I feel ready to make the decision, and I need help in this dream becoming a reality. Will give more than the best in me, for God is my strength.

  2. Heather  February 10, 2016 at 3:23 am

    My names Heather I was interested about joining the navy. About myself Im 27. I have a BS degree in My question is I was hospitalized in October due to colitis from a bacterial infection. Well in the hospital I developed a pulmonary embolism where they had put a PICC line in arm for antibiotics. Am I eligible to join the military if I had a pulmonary embolism

  3. larryf  February 16, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Hey Heather, so sorry to hear about your embolism. I would strongly advise ‘calling’ and speaking personally with your Navy recruiter about this. He (or she) will only know. Not only that, if there was a concern, the recruiter would know about any waivers, if there were waivers. My best and great to hear from you!

  4. John  July 14, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    What is the navy’s rules about tattoos?

  5. larryf  July 18, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Hey John, best bet is to call your local Navy recruiter. Not only does he know the latest regs but will also know if any special circumstances. Good luck.

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