DS is an MSIII so he has some time to decide. If he chooses to not go AD can someone explain the difference between reserve and guard? I know with guard he will be attached to a state but I am unclear about the reserves. In going through the forum it looks like if one does not go AD then they go guard but there is very little info on the forum on reserves. Where would he be assigned? ( I know that's hard to answer...depends...) Realistically how often do they drill What does the deployment schedule look like. What are the training opportunities like. Can he live wherever he wants as long as he makes it to drill and training? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.