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Resignation of Marine Corps Commission

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Resignation of Marine Corps Commission

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  1. amomipais82
    Hi,
    Everyone who joins the U.S. Military (any branch) for the first time, whether as a commissioned officer or enlisted incurs an initial 8 year service obligation. Whatever amount of that 8 years that is not spent on active duty must either be spent in the active (drilling Reserves or National Guard), or in the IRR (Individual Ready Reserves). In the IRR, members do not perform drill, nor are they paid, but can be recalled to active duty at any time during the period, if the service needs them bad enough. In the past couple of years, the only two services which have been recalling IRR members is the Army and Marine Corps.

    Now, even if you separate today, you will remain a member of the Marine Corps IRR until the end of your 8 year service obligation (4/5/09). If you resign your commission before then (assuming the resignation is accepted), you can be recalled to active duty by the Marine Corps, as an enlisted member. If you don't resign your commission, you can be recalled by the USMC as a commissioned officer.

    After your total eight year service commitment is over (4/5/09), you cannot be *involuntarily* recalled to active duty by the USMC, as either a commissioned officer or enlisted, unless Congress changes the law (such as if they impose a draft in the future, which is unlikely, for several reasons -- see my article at: http://usmilitary.about.com/cs/wars/a/draft.htm).

    If you don't resign your commission, your IRR commitment will still end 8 years after you initially joined (4/5/09).

    Here it is, short and sweet:

    (1) You have a total 8 year service obligation from the date you initially joined.

    (2) You can be recalled to active duty by the USMC at any time during that period, if the USMC thinks they need extra bodies on active duty

    (3) If you resign your commission (and the resignation is accepted), you can be recalled to active duty during this 8 year period as an enlisted member.

    (4) If you don't resign your commission, you can only be recalled to active duty as a commissioned officer.

    (5) Regardless of whether you resign your commission or not, you can only be recalled to active duty during this 8 year period.

    Hope this helps!

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