I successfully completed my first contract in the United States Army
. I deployed, and upon returning I spoke with a recruiter
(which is required to clear the installation) who convinced me I should go Reserve
instead of just going IRR per my original contract.
This has proven to be a huge mistake. I hate the Reserve, the unit to which I've been assigned has only given me a patch so far and I've been there for 6 months. No training, no equipment. I don't even want either of those now, I just want to go back to IRR status per my original contract.
Like I said, I received and honorable discharge
from my first contract / enlistment. I'm currently in school, and battling depression and anxiety quite aggressively with the help of the doctors at the VA hospital. I'm not in any place mentally, emotionally, personally, or professionally where I can make the Reserve a viable option, nor do I wish to. I've gone through the proper chains of command and they are being less than helpful. Please, tell me what I need to do to go back to my original IRR obligation. I'm bad for this unit, and they're bad for me. Please help.