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Military Planning

The Military is comprised of 12 Service branches: five Active Duty and seven part-time duty. Part-time duty consists of five Reserve and two Guard branches. Each branch varies greatly in service commitment, location and how its members contribute to the overall mission of protecting our country, though all branches are on the same rank-based pay scale. Knowing the differences between the Services will help you choose which branch fits you best.  Click here for a step by step guide to selecting college and military programs.

SERVICE BRANCHES COMPARED

 

 

FULL TIME

 

PART TIME

 
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Army

As the oldest branch of the U.S. Military, the Army protects the security of the United States and its resources.

   Army Reserve

The Army Reserve trains part time near home until needed, and members deploy alongside the Army.

Army National Guard

Army National Guard members deploy with the Army on a part-time basis, with a special focus on homeland security and relief programs.

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Marine Corps

The Marine Corps is often first on the ground in combat situations.

 

Marine Corps Reserve

Marine Corps reservists train domestically until needed, then deploy with the rest of the Corps.

 
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Navy

The Navy defends the right to travel and trade freely on the world's oceans and protects national interests overseas.

  Navy Reserve

The Navy Reserve trains service members close to home until they are needed in action.

 
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Air Force

The U.S. Air Force protects American interests at home and abroad with a focus on air power.

  Air Force Reserve

The Air Force Reserve gives service members the opportunity to train and serve on a part-time basis, as needed.

Air National Guard

The Air National Guard trains part time to assist in domestic disasters and international conflicts.

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Coast Guard

The Coast Guard protects America's waterways and deploys with the Navy during wartime.

  Coast Guard Reserve

The Coast Guard Reserve offers a part-time service opportunity for service members to train near home.

 

 

From http://todaysmilitary.com/