Reserve Soldiers

Reserve Soldiers

Conditional Release

Drilling members and IRR members of other reserve components are eligible to transfer to the Army National Guard provided they have a DD Form 368 (Request for Conditional Release) signed by the approving authority in their chain of command. The conditional release allows the service member to process for enlistment into the Army National Guard as a prior service applicant. The service member remains a member of their current unit until a DD Form 4 is signed enlisting the member into the Army National Guard. Once a DD Form 4 is executed the service member is discharged from their original component.


Basic Combat Training

Prior Service personnel who never completed Army or Marine Corps basic training will be required to attend Army Basic Combat Training (BCT) or One Station Unit Training (OSUT) as required by current Army policy. The exception to this rule is prior service US Air Force (USAF) and US Navy (USN) special operations personnel or applicants who completed training for USAF Security Police.

Prior Service personnel who completed Army or Marine Corps basic training, USAF Special Operations Forces training, USAF Security Forces training, or USN Special Operations Forces training and have exceeded a five-year break in service are required to attend standard Army BCT.  An exception to policy to waive this requirement may be requested.


Incentives received from the original reserve component may or may not be transferable to the Army National Guard.

Get Started

For more details contact your local Army National Guard Recruiter.