The Navy Reserve is a valued partner of the Navy's active-duty component. It offers citizens the chance to serve on a part-time basis, training near home until called to Active Duty. A reservist can pursue a full-time civilian education or career, or obtain special military training while serving.
From day one, this ready-reserve force of nearly 110,000 Sailors is trained to help anytime, anywhere.Length 1:00 View Transcript
Speaker 1: Since it's founding in 1915, our Navy Reserve has provided strategic depth and operational capabilities to the Navy, Marines, and Joint Force teammates around the world. From the fight at sea or abroad, our civilians and our Sailors make it happen.
Speaker 2: In 2020, we executed nearly 6,000 mobilizations, but nearly 3,000 Sailors mobilized in response to the COVID-19 pandemic relief.
Our ready reserve force of nearly 110,000 sailors are ready anytime, anywhere. Our nation needs us to be ready on day one. On behalf of the Chief of Navy Reserve, Happy Birthday shipmates!
Navy Reserve: Warfighting Readiness for More than 100 Years
Types of Military Service
The U.S. Military consists of six active-duty Service branches and their respective Guard and Reserve components. Together, they offer a broad variety of ways to serve.