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The Army Reserve process for promotion to Sergeant and Staff Sergeant is now in Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army (IPPS-A). As you approach promotion eligibility or are already eligible for promotion, click the images below for documents that will help you understand the process.
Student Loan Repayment
The Army Reserve Student Loan Repayment Program is a Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP) that helps USAR Soldiers pay off student loans. SLRP will pay up to 15% off loan balance OR $500 annually, with a max pay out up to $20,000 (contract will state amount awarded).
Army Credentialing Assistance Program
This program creates new opportunities for Soldiers to enhance their skills and professionalism while serving, and increasing their employability upon transitioning from the Army Civilian credentialing can contribute to military career development.
Tuition Assistance Program
This program is available for both enlisted personnel and officers pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Army Reserve Enlisted personnel - 100% tuition assistance, up to $250 per semester hour, or $166 per quarter hour, not to exceed $4,500 annually. Army Reserve Officers - 75% tuition assistance, up to $250 per semester hour, $166 per quarter hour, and $4,500 per fiscal year.
GI Bill – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR, Chapter 1606)
Provides up to 36 months of education benefits to members of the Selected Reserve Eligible reserve members may use education benefits for college, business, technical or vocational school, On-the-job training and apprenticeship programs, License or certification costs, Tuition assistance Correspondence courses, National tests, Remedial, deficiency and refresher training, and Flight training.
Post 9/11 GI Bill
Reserve Service members who have served at least 90 consecutive days on Active Duty in the Armed Forces since Sept. 11, 2001, are eligible. The amount received under this program is determined by the actual amount of accumulated Post 9/11 Active Duty service. For full benefit, Service members must have 36 months of Active Duty service since Sept. 11, 2001, or have been discharged due to a service-connected disability. Service members can transfer this to their dependents.
Minuteman Scholarship Campaign
The Minuteman Campaign is a U.S. Army Cadet Command initiative to offer Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) scholarships to candidates that self-select for service in a Reserve component. The GRFD scholarship provides full tuition and fees or room and board ($10,000 per year) for up to four years at a public or private school. This program provides well-trained officers to the Reserve Components and improves the total Army force.
Thrift Savings Plan
The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a Federal Government-sponsored retirement savings and investment plan. It offers the same type of savings and tax benefits that many private corporations offer their employees under 401k plans.
All members of the uniformed services are automatically insured under the Service Members’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI). Family Service Members’ Group Life Insurance is available for spouses and dependent children of members insured under SGLI.
Army Reserve Pay
As one of the world’s largest finance and accounting operations, DFAS supports military and civilian customers. Our mission emphasizes the importance of DFAS’ role as a primary contributor in standardizing and improving finance and accounting activities across the DoD. Our strategy supports our efforts to provide superior services to our customers now and in the future.
Ready to retire? The retirement services page contains information on the Blended Retirement System, the steps you need to take to prepare and successfully execute your retirement with everything you have earned from your years of service.
TRICARE Reserve Select is comprehensive health care coverage when you're not activated and covered by active duty TRICARE benefits and because you can see any provider, you don't have to change providers if you already have one. TRICARE Dental Program is also available to service members and family members with at least 12 months remaining on their service commitment.
Army Suicide Prevention Program is available if you need help, call 988 and press 1 for the military crisis line.
The Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Program Office directs the Army’s efforts in the prevention of and response to sexual harassment, sexual assault, and associated retaliatory behaviors. It integrates Army SHARP policy and ensures effective communications with internal and external stakeholders.
The Service Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA) covers all active duty service members, reservists, and members of the National Guard while on active duty. The act covers rental agreements, security deposits, prepaid rent, eviction, installment contracts, credit card interest rates, automobile leases, mortgage interest rates, mortgage foreclosure, civil judicial proceedings, and income tax payments.
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) affects employment, reemployment, and retention in employment, when employees serve in the uniformed Services. USERRA also prohibits employers from discriminating against past and present members of the uniformed Services and applicants to the uniformed Service
Individual Mobilization Augmentation (IMA) Program allows Soldiers to augment an Active Component (AC) unit or government agency to meet military manpower requirements. Many of these positions allow flexibility in scheduling training for the Soldier.
The Active Duty Operational Support (ADOS) Program provides Army Reserve Soldiers the opportunity to support active component and reserve component units for a variety of missions. The type, length and grade for each job varies depending on the command. For more information check out the MOBCOP Suite. (Users must be on a DOD network for access.)
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