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As a Soldier in the Army or Army Reserve you are tasked with upholding the Constitution and protecting America’s freedoms. But it’s not always work – Soldiers enjoy free time just like everyone else to spend time with family or friends, play sports, take college courses, and/or hobbies.
The regular Army and Army Reserve are each important components of the total Army structure. While active duty Soldiers serve full time, Army Reserve Soldiers serve part-time.
Active duty Soldiers live on or near an Army installation, either within the United States or at one of our international locations. The Army is their full-time job and can attend college courses online, or in many cases, in the classroom during lunch, after work, or on the weekends.
The Army Reserve enables you to pursue your civilian career or college education full-time while you train near home and serve within your community. Many professionals, as well as college students, are Soldiers in the Army Reserve.
TYPES OF SOLDIERS
The Army has two categories of Soldiers: Enlisted Soldiers and Commissioned Officers. Both groups are important to the structure of the Army.
Enlisted Soldiers are the backbone of the Army. Similar to a company employee or project team member, enlisted Soldiers are responsible for completing day-to-day operational tasks, much like the employees of a company.
Officers are responsible for planning missions and operations. Most importantly, they are entrusted with the lives and management of the Soldiers under their command. The path to becoming an Officer is
much different than that of an enlisted Soldier.
U.S. ARMY MIDWEST RESERVE UNITS