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.