Jesse1983 wrote:I know for a fact that the IRR is still pulling folks back into the sel. reserves. Several friends of mine transferred over to the IRR last winter and all but one got pulled back up to a drilling unit within 6 months or so. It's not a rare as you might think. While the active duty force is indeed shrinking the USAR is still well below its projected man power needs.
A drilling unit that was about to deploy, or just a regular "one weekend a month" type gig? I didn't even know the Army could compel people to start drilling again. I know reserve units used to pull in a lot of IRR dudes, but in my experience it was always them filling out their books before a deployment.