Discussion in 'Life After the Academy' started by pedro4, Aug 26, 2009.
What do officers in the reserve get paid while not active?
Okay, well...its a semantic game.
Reservists are not on "active duty" however there are several categories of "reserve officers." There are "ART's" which are "Air Reserve Technicians" (these are actually civil service members that also have a military position), "TR's" which are "Traditional Reservists" (think weekend warrior, but maybe a lot busier than that), "IMAs" or "Individual Mobilization Augmentees" which are less involved than TR's or ARTs, and there are "Category E IMA"s" which are what ALO's are!!!
LONG answer which is still confusing, isn't it! No problem, here's the simple answer: a reservist is paid when they perform military duty. How much? It's broken down from the active duty paycharts into training periods. So for a "weekend drill" a reservist will get paid for 3 days of duty. ROUGH guesstimate, take the monthly base pay of active duty, break it up by days, and that's it.
There's more to it but that'll get you started.
Cat E IMA
Wow, the AF has all sorts of weird names for their reserve billets
Actually the Navy has a similar set of names:
Selective Reserve (SelRes) - weekend a month, two weeks a year
Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) - two weeks a year for some (this is what USMMA grads go into by default at graduation unless they choose something else)
Inactive Reserve (IR) - no duty, on the 'books' for potential recall.
Full Time Support (FTS) - reserve officers who are on full time orders with the active service.
I think there are a couple others I'm missing.
What are the names and descriptions of the billets for Army and Marines?
Separate names with a comma.