jhare wrote:CyLaw wrote:jhare wrote:No one has been called up from the INACTIVE RESERVES, and it won't happen short of WWIII, and if that happens then there will probably be a draft anyway. lol.
Not true. While not very likely to be called up from IRR, it has happened. If they need a particular skill for an individual augmentee, they may call you up. Also you have about a 50-50 chance depending on branch and location to be at least called in for weight checks and to make sure you are alive, but that would only be for a weekend or so. Did not happen to me, but has happened to more than a couple of my buddies. So don't let any recruiter tell you that it can't happen, or hasn't happened. But know that it is very unlikely to happen that you are called up for a full deployment (but again it has happened, and recently).
Ok, so let me get this straight. In IRR there is a very slight chance I could maybe possibly be called up to get my weight checked and maybe possibly get turned active. Sounds good.
The point was that you were spouting incorrect information about the IRR. You want to role the dice, fine. I don't disagree with your decision, and I know many people who are happily on the IRR. The GI Bill IS fantastic, and people should know the benefits of the program. That being said, they should also know exactly what they're signing up for. I know, personally, a girl who was yanked out of law school to deploy (based on her MOS -- she got a deferment from her school to serve her deployment). When you sign your contract, you are signing up for eight full years. Whatever you DON'T serve on active duty, you WILL serve in the IRR.
That's all. Enjoy the intel branch, I was a 35 series before I went into the funded legal education program. It's full of good times. Try not to be a fobbit though; fobbits give shitty analysis.