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What is the US Military Reserves?

The US Military Reserves is a Federal Reserve force for the Military. The reserves were created in 1908 to keep aside medical officers for the Military. Reserve soldiers often only serve part time duties as opposed to full time soldiers. Although, part time soldiers often rotate to full time soldiers. When not on active duty these reserve soldiers often perform training courses one weekend out of the month, which is known as inactive duty. Read below where Experts answer questions regarding US Military Reserve and legal implications regarding Military Reserve Pay.

What is Military Reserve Pay?

Military Reserve Pay all depends on the years in service and what rank the soldier is. Listed below are ranges from a soldier basic enlisted pay chart from 2 years to 6 years.

Private E1- $1379 to $1491 Private E2- $1671 Private E3- $1757 to $1981 Private E4- $1947 to $2363
Private E5- $2123 to $2662 Private E6- $2318 to $2886 and Private E7- $2680 to $3301.

What recourse does a spouse have when their spouse had an affair while in the army reserves?

If the spouse does decide to divorce, there might be an effect that the other spouse is charged with adultery and this can have an effect on their earning power and the access to money. The spouse would be entitled to an amount of whatever the charged spouse is making through a divorce decree. The amount will be decided by the court and not the military. As for what kind of discipline the charged spouse will receive, they would need to report this information to the commander. Then the punishment is entirely up to the commander. The punishment could be counseling, separation or even court martial.

If a member of the military reserves is served with child support papers, what is the first step they should take?

If the military member is still in active duty, the service member will need to contact JAG which is a legal assistance to see if they can help the service member apply for a delay under the Service Members Civil Relief Act. If they are not granted the delay, then the service member will need to hire an attorney from the state the claim was from to represent them.

Can custodial parents enlist in the military reserves and leave their children with their current spouse, who is not the biological mother?

The non-custodial parent can take this matter to court, and most likely receive full custody until the custodial parent returns. Only the court can grant custody and revoke custody.

When deciding to go through the military reserves, there are many questions that can come to mind. Many people are wondering about the military reserve pay, and what kind of benefits are granted after military reserve retirement. Often times people walk into the military services “blind”, also known as not knowing what they are walking into. Don’t walk into something that you cannot get out of. Contact Experts for more information and legal insight about the entire ups and downs about the military reserves.

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Recent Reserve Questions

  • My former spouse was awarded 40% of my retirement in the divorce.

    My former spouse was awarded 40% of my retirement in the divorce. I submitted through DFAS for her to receive her award from therm. The process took 9 months before It was automatically deducted. She continued to receive her entitlement directly from me via check. Do I have the ability to re-coup taxes paid on her award.
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  • I was divorced in 2001, and was an E-7 in the Air National

    I was divorced in 2001, and was an E-7 in the Air National Guard with approximately 25 years service. After the divorce I continued on in the Air Guard for another 9 years and was promoted to E8. My ex will get a percentage of my military retirement when I begin to collect it at age 60. My question is, will the percentage she gets be based on my E7/25 years or E8/30 years?
  • Shipped to Boot Camp while recovering from a TBI (Traumatic

    Shipped to Boot Camp while recovering from a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). I was wondering if you can answer a question. I enlisted in the Marine Corps and went through the MEPS processing in 1992. I did not lie on any enlistment documentation. A few months later (I was already inactive reserve through the Delayed Entry Program) I suffered a subdural hematoma (SDH) during a HS football game. I spent a few weeks in ICU and was released from the hospital. I never followed up with my Doc to see if it had SDH had resolved. I informed my recruiter but he said not to worry about it. With in 60 days of my SDH I was taking a Physical Fitness Test (PFT). A few months afterwards I went off to boot camp without thinking twice about my SDH. I completed boot camp and fulfilled my enlistment with an honorable discharge. However, I always did experienced headaches and vertigo from time to time (Nothing a hard charging Devil Dog should complain about) but now what really scares me is I am noticing problems with my short term memory that is begging to affect my employment. My boss is getting tired of hearing "I forgot". After doing some research I found that TBI takes years to heal and I was still in the healing process when i went through boot camp. Can my current condition be "service related"?
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