Ways to Join

Part-time service in the Navy Reserve presents an exceptional opportunity. For those currently serving in the military. For those who have previously served in the military. Even for those who have no prior military experience. Wherever you stand, there are things you’ll need to know before you’re ready to join the Reserve. And that thought process and the way to go about joining will depend upon your service background.

Potential affiliation or sign-on bonuses now available

You may qualify to earn a bonus from $5,000 to $20,000 when you join the Navy Reserve. Contact a Navy Reserve Recruiter for details. Currently serving in the Navy? Contact your Career Counselor or the Career Transition Office (CTO) for details.

Right now, choose the description that best characterizes you. From there, learn more about transitioning into the Navy Reserve. Learn more about affiliating with the Navy Reserve. Or, if you’re new to the military, learn more about starting your service career in the Navy Reserve.

How can employment and service work together?

There's important information that all potential Reservists, current Reservists and their civilian employers should be aware of.