Ways to Serve: Troop Program Units (TPU)

Cold Steel gunneryTroop Program Units (TPUs) are the heart and soul of America's Army Reserve!
Army Reserve Soldiers are assigned to reserve units that train together and mobilize in support of America's Army.

Unlike active duty, Army Reserve Soldiers serve part time, allowing them to earn an extra paycheck, go to school, or work a civilian job while still maintaining many of the benefits of military service.

These men and women typically train on selected weekends and perform annual training which typically is two weeks long.

You will spend one weekend a month on duty and two weeks a year in training. 

Soldiers in the Army Reserve may be called to active duty to provide their expertise.

Your total service length in the Army Reserve may range from three to six years, depending on your Army Reserve job. 

If you’re currently an Active Duty Soldier, call 1-800-325-4389 or click HERE to email a recruiter.

 

If you’re already an Army Reserve Soldier, click HERE for more information.

 

If you’ve never served in the Armed Forces, call 1-800-555-ARMY (2769) or click HERE to email your recruiter.

 

If you’re in the National Guard and want to join, click HERE for more information.

 

If you’re in the IRR and want to join the Army Reserve, click HERE to contact your nearest Army Reserve Career Counselor.

Choose Your Way to Serve
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Already Serving as an Active Duty or Army Reserve Soldier?
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