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An Air Force reservist--and now, an American
Military Reserve Sanctuary, Retirement, and Time in Grade - Military Guide
A Reserve Good Conduct Medal refers to any one of the five military conduct awards , four of which are currently issued and one of which was previously issued,   by the United States Armed Forces to enlisted members of the Reserve and National Guard. The primary difference between the regular Good Conduct Medal and the Reserve Good Conduct Medal is that the regular Good Conduct Medal is only issued for active duty service while the reserve equivalent is bestowed for reserve duties such as drills, annual training, and additional active duty for either training or operational support to the active duty force or, in the case of the Army National Guard and Air National Guard , in support of Title 32 U. To receive a Reserve Good Conduct Medal, a service member excluding Army Reservists , must, generally, be an active member of the Reserve or National Guard and must have performed three to four years of satisfactory duty to include drills and annual training with such service being free of disciplinary action. Each service has specific varying requirements. Effective 28 March , the period of qualifying service for the award was reduced from four years to three years; however, this change was not retroactive.
2021 Military Pay Scale
Skip to main content Press Enter. Home News Article Display. Reserve and Air National Guard Airmen from select Air Force officer and enlisted specialties may now serve on active duty in vacant positions for three years and one day. Rated opportunities have expanded to include 11X—pilot, 12F—fighter combat systems officer and 18X—remotely piloted aircraft pilot, to name a few.
Quartermaster officers are responsible for making sure equipment, materials and systems are available and functioning for missions. More specifically, the quartermaster officer provides supply support for Soldiers and units in field services, aerial delivery, and material and distribution management. Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.