Sweet anticipation (update)

badgeccreal.gifThere is an Army engineering unit interested in me becoming their AGR person….just WAITING for the medical waiver regarding my knee.  Sweet and agonised anticipation.  I spoke to someone on the phone from the unit and they asked me if I knew I had to join the Army Reserves for this position. I told him I already was planning to join and that my enlistment package was before the review board.  The guy seemed eager to take me on. He had my resume for an all of three days.  Soooooo…..I left a msg. with my recruiter to see what can be done to speed up the process. If I do not hear back from him today I will be going to the recruiting station and see what is going on. He is also a new recruiter so I want to make sure everything is being done to get me back in.

WHAT is AGR Exactly?

Active Guard Reserve (AGR) Soldiers serve full time and enjoy the same benefits and entitlements of Active Duty Soldiers, including full pay, medical care for themselves and their immediate family and the opportunity for retirement after 20 years of Active Service. Soldiers serving within the AGR Program are stationed worldwide in positions that directly support the Army Reserve.

Active Guard Reserve Soldiers work in these areas:

  • Recruiting
  • Public Affairs
  • Transportation
  • Quartermaster
  • Chemical Corps
  • Military Police
  • Signal
  • Finance
  • Adjutant General
  • Engineer
  • Military Intelligence
  • Ordnance
  • Medical Service Corps
  • Army Nurse Corps
  • Judge Advocate General’s Corps
  • Civil Affairs
  • Aviation