About the Reserve

America’s Navy Reserve is an essential element of the Total Force that is America’s Navy. Wherever the important work of the Navy is being conducted in the world today, whenever the Maritime Strategy that guides those efforts is being executed, Navy Reservists are there. Seamlessly supporting. Actively contributing. Effectively leading. And ultimately, serving a key role in helping America’s Navy to be A Global Force For Good.


Video: Navy Reserve - Introduction

Introduction to Navy Reservists. Ensign, Security Officer, Lieutenant, Supply Officer, husband, father, geophysicist, grad student, lawyer, American, and Officer in the United States Navy Reserve. I can't imagine doing anything else. I really can't.

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Take this opportunity to learn more about the Navy Reserve. Familiarize yourself with the Reserve mission and the vision that guides it. Understand the realities of part-time service. Get a better sense of who Reservists are, where they come from, what they do and where they do it.

Plus, find plenty of other relevant information. Things like how the Reserve is structured. How the Reserve has factored into American history. Even how the uniforms of Reservists can tell a story about the people who wear them.

Whether you have a military background or not, you’ll want to know as much as you can about the Navy Reserve. As you check out the opportunities available. As you look into the possibility of balancing military duty with everyday life. As you consider becoming part of A Global Force For Good.


Video: America's Navy - A Global Force For Good - The Calling

America's Navy - A Global Force For Good - The Calling. The call to serve. It has no sound, yet I have heard it. Branding video.

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What is the Total Force of America’s Navy?

  • It’s the more than 325,000 Sailors serving full-time on Active Duty
  • It’s the more than 65,000 Sailors serving part-time as Reservists in the Selected Reserve
  • It’s the more than 200,000 civilians working in the Department of the Navy (DON) and supporting Navy efforts (but under no military service obligation)

Learn more about the differences between: