Category: Individual Ready Reserve

Individual Ready Reserve (IRR)

The information provided here about the IRR was accurate as of 2010. Currently, there are no involuntary recalls underway (that we are aware of). Of course, that can changed quickly. If another round of recalls occurs, the information here should be used as a starting point and general reference only, until we can provided updates.

Resisting the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR)

This is provided as a past reference (2009-2011). The situation may be different next time.

Resisting Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) recall

“If you get recalled my best advice is to follow your heart. Personally, I would not report.” –Career military veteran and former IRR trainer (anonymous) ... The Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), sometimes called the Inactive Ready Reserve, is composed of former military personnel who still have time remaining on their enlistment agreements but have returned to civilian life. They are eligible to be called up in “states of emergency”. In support of President Obama’s Afghanistan occupation surge, the Army is currently undertaking one of the largest IRR recalls in the program’s history. Over the last eight years however, thousands of IRR soldiers and Marines have questioned this “emergency” and have simply refused and ignored involuntary activation—with few real consequences.

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