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Navy Reserves: Welcome

The Navy Reserves are a part of the United States Navy whose services are called for in times of war or National Emergency. Being a member of the Navy reserves entitles you to the benefits enjoyed by navy personnel in addition to that of civilian life and makes life easier as your services are in high demand.

The Navy reserves training hones your skills in any line of activity from state-of-the-art avionics to electronics. A stint as reserve personnel in United States Navy secures your life and all necessary facilities in life come with it.

On joining the Navy Reserves of the United States Navy, you can opt out of the basic training if you have already put in so much of training and service in other military occupation. You get the same rank and choose the place of posting according to your convenience so that it does not take away the benefits of a civilian life. The place of training depends upon your line of action and can be amongst the many training sites or aboard ships, naval shores or air bases.

To become a Navy reserves officer you should:

1. Be between the ages of 21 and 39 without prior service,
2. Have passed the high school diploma (GED certificate is also accepted),
3. Pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery and Physical tests.

The benefits accorded by the United States Navy are:

1. You can attend full time school and get up to $272 per month in addition to your paycheck and other eligible benefits,
2. Tuition reimbursement up to 75% of the total up to 15 credit hours per fiscal year,
3. Free College Level Examination Test,
4. Pursue college and university independent study courses through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support (DANTES).

The basic criterion for promotion of officers in the Navy reserves of the United States Navy is merit only.