Corporal of Marines | Reserves Pt.10 Employer Services Of The Gaurd



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Some extra info… by ESGR.com
Link: https://www.esgr.mil

ESGR, a Department of Defense program, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment.

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) is a Federal law that establishes rights and responsibilities for uniformed Service members and their civilian employers.

There are two ways you can recognize your supervisor or employer for his/her support of your military service:

Patriot Award – This award recognizes supervisors and bosses nominated by a Guardsman or Reservist employee for support provided directly to the nominator. Spouses of Service members are also eligible to nominate their supportive supervisor.

Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award – This award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their outstanding support of employees serving in the Guard and Reserve. Each year, Guard and Reserve employees, or a family member acting on their behalf, have the opportunity to nominate their employer for the Employer Support Freedom Award. Nominate your employer during nomination season (October 1-December 31 each year)


Some extra info… by Marine.com
Link: https://www.marines.com/about-the-marine-corps/marine-corps-structure/marine-corps-reserve.html

Marines in the Marine Corps Reserve are critical to the Nation's ability to put Marines where they need to be in order to fight and win its battles at home and abroad. Reserve Marines are ready to supplement the active-duty troops when needed.

Ready to supplement the active-duty forces when needed, the Marine Corps Reserve is critical to the Corps’ ability to provide a balanced, prepared force. Marines in the Reserve go through the same intense training and work in the same Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) as their active-duty counterparts. However, with the ability to train part time with a Marine Corps Reserve unit near home or school, these Marines can continue to pursue a full-time civilian career or an education.

Reserve Marines maintain civilian commitments but are ready to support their Corps in major combat assignments, humanitarian efforts, and national emergencies. They are Marines and thus live up to the same standards as all Marines, regardless of duty status. Reserve Marines go through the same 13 weeks of Marine Corps Recruit Training, work in the same Military Occupational Specialties as active-duty Marines, and are required to meet nearly identical eligibility requirements.

Marines in the Reserve are a vital element in the demand for comprehensive combat readiness. Reservists may be called upon to strengthen active forces in peacetime and in time of war, provide support during national emergencies or lead community service efforts like the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program

A Reserve Officer must meet the same qualification process required of a regular, active-duty officer. Upon completion of OCS, TBS, and MOS school, the Reserve Officer will be assigned to a reserve unit. Reserve Officers have the option to choose the location where they will serve, often near their hometown. They commit to training one weekend a month and two weeks a year. The rest of the time, the Reserve Officer enjoys a civilian life but is ready to be called into action at any time.

After successful completion of Marine Corps Recruit Training and becoming proficient in their MOS, Reserve Marines begin their duties. From this point forward, training periods are called drills, which usually occur one weekend every month and two weeks each summer (full-drill status). The last portion of their commitment is spent in the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), where they are not obligated to participate in military activities unless specifically called upon to meet support requirements.

ENLISTMENT TERM OPTIONS INCLUDE:
- Eight years where the first six are spent in a drilling status and the last two in the IRR. Those who wish to participate in the Post-9/11 GI Bill must choose this program.
- Eight years where the first five are spent in a drilling status and the last three in the IRR.
- Eight years where the first four are spent in a drilling status and the last four in the IRR.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Some of the benefits and responsibilities you can expect as a Reserve Marine include:
- Marine Units often located near your home or school.
- Training with full pay one weekend per month and two weeks per year.
- Guaranteed Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) at time of enlistment.
- Advanced MOS training and leadership opportunites that will help you in all aspects of your life, including your civilian career.
- The same recruit training and formal schooling as active-duty Marines.

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