Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions Answers
A. The standard processing time is approximately 90 days. The RRC/DRC reviews your application for completeness and accuracy then forwards it to Army Reserve - Retention and Transition Division (ARCD) for processing and boarding. Processing time begins once the RRC has forwarded the completed application to ARCD.
A. The AGR Retention NCO is entitled to the same monetary benefits as the Regular Army Retention NCO. All AGR soldiers enter active duty under Title 10 of the United States Code (USC). AGR soldiers receive the active ID card, full medical and dental coverage, full pay and allowances including the Special Duty Assignment Pay ($300 per month). Upon completion of 20 years of Active Federal Service, AGR soldiers may apply for voluntary retirement. Family members of an AGR soldier are entitled to unlimited commissary and Post Exchange (PX) privileges and are also eligible for medical care under TRICARE and dental care under United Concordia.
A. The Army Reserve Career Counselor Course is conducted at the Army Reserve Career Counselor School, Fort McCoy, WI. You arrive at Fort McCoy one day prior to the course start date for AGR-specific in-processing. The Army Reserve Career Counselor Course is 20 days in length.
A. All soldiers entering the AGR Program incur a 3-year active duty commitment. Additionally, all new tour AGR Army Reserve Career Counselors must successfully complete the Army Reserve Career Counselor Course before proceeding to the first duty station.
A. AGR Army Reserve Career Counselors failing to successfully complete their initial three-year obligation are normally separated from active status and placed in the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).
A. One of the benefits of being an AGR Army Reserve Career Counselor is the option of remaining on station. There is no requirement to relocate an AGR Army Reserve Career Counselor after completing an initial tour. Many of our AGR Army Reserve Career Counselor s are able to serve in the same community for a number of years. The majority of PCS moves made while assigned as an AGR Army Reserve Career Counselor are at your request for career progression within the U.S. Army Reserve Command.
A. The duty day for an Army Reserve Career Counselor averages 10 hours. Army Reserve Career Counselor routinely work in the evenings and on Saturdays. A solid, stable and supportive home life is very important to becoming a successful Army Reserve Career Counselor. The AGR Army Reserve Career Counselor has a great deal of independence of action and must be capable of working with minimum direct supervision. The AGR Army Reserve Career Counselor must be self-motivated and an independent worker capable of prospecting on a daily basis.
A. Eligibility requirements can be found in AR 601-1, Chapter 5.
A. The promotion potential, to the grade of SFC, is much greater than other MOS's in the AGR Program. The average selection rate is about 75 percent for promotion to SSG and SFC.
A. Once assigned as an Army Reserve Career Counselor, you are managed throughout your career as a 79V Army Reserve Career Counselor. Upon completion of the initial three-year service obligation, you may submit, using DA Form 4187, a request for reclassification and reassignment outside of the U.S. Army Retention and Transition NCO Command. Approval is contingent upon the needs of the service and particular MOS. You may submit a request for reclassification and reassignment at any time once you complete the initial service obligation.