Army Reserves RN question?

I'm interested in joining the reserves because I think it would be good experience and a cool way to serve. I was thinking reserves because I don't want to completely give up my civilian career. I am a critical care registered nurse with a BSN degree and more than a few years of experience. I am also planning to do grad school . I'm supposed to meet up with a recruiter this week, but my buddy is telling me not to bother because once I sign up for the reserve as an RN I will very quickly be pulled to active duty and deployed to wherever they feel like sending me since they are short on nursing personnel. Is this true?

Asked By: webhead28 - 10/29/2011
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The country is at war and reserve nurses are called up frequently. However, things are winding down in Iraq and they are going to wind down in Afghanistan in the next couple of years. There are many bonuses to serving in the reserves or guard. If you go into the reserves or guard, you may be able to get money for... More
Answered By: Sandra M - 10/29/2011
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As a Reservist you stand both a chance of a unit deployment AND an individual deployment. The Reserve deploys not only units but individuals... More
Answered By: Bo Jangles - 10/29/2011
you cant get pulled to active duty as a reservist. you can get activated, meaning deployed, but your not going to spend 4+ years on active status... More
Answered By: alexander m - 10/29/2011
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