Military Reserve Exchange Program
MREP is a coordinated international exchange program with NATO militaries to help develop cultural understanding, regional expertise and language proficiency and interoperability.

MREP supports the vision of the Chief of the Army Reserve (CAR) for a globally responsive, regionally engaged Army Reserve possessing an expeditionary mindset that provides ready forces in support of Combatant Command requirements. 

Army Reserve Soldiers will use this leader development program to expand training opportunities, enhance understanding of partners, share and leverage best practices that influence bi- and multi-lateral interoperability while enhancing their ability to work and communicate with the military individuals of the host nation.

Soldiers forge meaningful professional relationships with international partners that they use to develop their own skills and enhance their units.

Frequently Asked Questions
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 Each unit has it's own requirements, however below are some basic requirements each Soldier needs:

• Applicants must be an active drilling member of the U.S. Army Reserve and in a USAR Troop Program Unit or qualified AGR.


• No restriction on rank; however, exchanges are based on selecting Soldiers who achieve MREP objectives of USAR International Programs Office and Partnered Nation.


• Must be qualified in the designated area of concentration (AOC) or military occupation Specialty (MOS).


• Must pass the APFT and meet the height and weight requirements within six months prior to application suspense date


• Soldiers who exceed the screening table weight, yet meet the body fat standards, a certified true copy of DA Form 5500-R / DA Form 5501-R is also required


• MEDPROS must be current and up to date


• Have a valid passport, either civilian or military


• Soldier must have the ability to complete a reciprocal exchange with the host country including completing Annual Training at home station with the foreign exchange Soldier in addition to the overseas duty is required for selection.

Yes - it is to be included in the packet a Soldier needs to assemble. 


The packet should include:


• Exchange application (DD 3006)


• Biographic Summary


• Up-to-date SRB


• DA Photo


• DA 4187, signed by the Soldier and with command approval endorsement signatures


• Memorandum explaining, in one or two paragraphs, your desire to participate in MREP


• Copy of valid passport

No – but quarterly selection boards are held and USAR International Programs office will fill exchanges with the most qualified applicants available.

Yes - Soldiers must have immunizations required for traveling to Denmark, Estonia, Germany and the UK prior to exchange departure. Soldiers must also complete EUCOM entry requirements.

Yes - Selected Soldiers must host a foreign exchange Soldier at their unit during their command's collective Annual Training (AT) event.


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Tropic Care 2016 - Building International Cohesion

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