The mission of the Navy Reserve is to provide strategic depth and deliver operational capabilities to the Navy and Marine Corps team and Joint forces, in times of peace or war.
Navy Reservists seamlessly support and actively aid that mission, all while continuing to lead their own independent lives in the civilian world.
As a Reservist, you will work in the U.S. or abroad alongside Active Duty servicemembers to uphold the Navy’s core values of honor, courage and commitment. Your service will amplify the Navy’s core capabilities, which include forward presence, deterrence, sea control, power projection, maritime security, humanitarian assistance and disaster response.
With compensation for drill weekends and base pay for Annual Training (AT) (2 weeks per year), Reservists earn as they serve. Know what you stand to earn in addition to your civilian income. Financial incentives and bonuses are also often given for critical rates and Navy Enlisted Classifications (NECs).
In addition to income, Reservists can plan for retirement through participation in Thrift Saving Plan (TSP) and ensure their family’s well-being through Service Member’s Life Insurance (SLGI) of $400,000 and $100,000 for spouses & children. See what you can save here.
Medical and Dental
Through Tricare Reserve Select, the Navy offers premium-based coverage available worldwide with the ability to see military, network and out-of-network providers. The Navy also offers access to the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program.
Healthcare Estimated Costs:
- Tricare Reserve Select Costs: Individual $40.00/Family $218.00
- Affordable Care Act Plans: Individual $212.00/Family $1,000.00
Navy Reservists continue to hold educational opportunities through Tuition Assistance, DANTES and their post 9/11 or Montgomery GI Bill. Further education opportunities are also available through the US Naval War College and Senior Enlisted Academy.
Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL)
Navy COOL programs allow service members to apply work experience to earn desirable certifications and licenses related to your job. It also provides funding for exams and maintenance fees.
Business & Legal
Arts & Media
Asvab: Minimum score of 31
Age: 1 7-39
Education: At least a GED or HS diploma ( College degree or credits will give you higher rank and a sign on bonus ranging from $2000 – $10000).
Medical: Medical issues are case by case
Tattoos: Tattoos on your neck must be behind the ear anywhere else good to go.
Civil: Criminal or legal issues are case by case.