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Opportunities and Benefits in the Reserve Components (RC) of the Army National Guard and United States Army Reserve RC Career Counselors (RCCC) Continuum of Service Presentation 4 November 2013. U.S. Army Human Resources Command . Agenda .

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Opportunities and Benefits in the Reserve Components (RC) of the Army National Guard and United States Army Reserve

RC Career Counselors (RCCC)

Continuum of Service Presentation

4 November 2013

U.S. Army Human Resources Command


  • RC continuum of service opportunities and benefits

  • RC Career Counselor (RCCC) contact information

  • Helpful links for your tool kit

Transition and your Family

  • Transition impacts you and your FAMILY (spouse, children, parents and friends)

  • Having a plan and being informed about opportunities and benefits makes the transition easier

  • Preserving your skills and experiences in the Army Reserve (USAR) or Army National Guard (ARNG) is beneficial to the total Army and your family

  • There are many opportunities available to provide security and protection for your family

Reserve Components (RC)

If you join the ARNG or the USAR:You will train with an assigned unit (of your choice) one weekend per month and two weeks annually. For this, you will receive pay, and continue to enjoy the many benefits that come with continued military service.

RC Pay

  • Pay benefits:

    • Battle Assembly / Weekend Drill (48 MUTAs per year)

      - Multiple Unit Training Assemblies (MUTA)

      - Sat/Sun = four MUTAs = four active duty days

    • Annual Training (AT) pay

      - Generally 2 weeks


RC Retirement

  • Active Duty: Active Duty Soldiers who transfer to RC formations will earn 365 or 366 active duty points for every year of active duty.

  • Example: MSG/E8 with 20+years of Service(6 Years AC) born in 1970 would earn in Today's Dollars $1,106/Month and $1,828/Month at Age 60 (Year 2030)

  • The calculator for Reserve Component Retirement can be found at: https://www.hrc.army.mil/Calculators/RetirementCalc.aspx

Tricare Benefits

Tricare Reserve Select Premiums:

MEMBER ONLY:$51.62 (2013 Rate)

MEMBER AND FAMILY: $195.81 (2013 Rate)

Maximum Out-of-Pocket Costs:

  • The maximum amount you'll have to pay each fiscal year (1 OCT thru 30 SEP) is called the catastrophic cap. This cap applies to annual deductibles, pharmacy co-payments, Tricare Prime enrollment fees and all other copayments or cost shares you pay for Tricare-covered services. The cap varies depending on who you are:

    • Beneficiaries enrolled in Tricare Reserve Select: $1,000 per family, per fiscal year

    • All others: $3,000 per family, per fiscal year

      In most cases, you are not responsible to pay for any amounts above the catastrophic cap, but there are some exceptions

  • Current information can be found at www.tricare.mil/trs

Tricare Dental

  • Administered by MetLife

  • Premium Costs:

    • Select Reserve (USAR/ARNG) & Family Members: Sponsor Only = $10.66

    • Sponsor and Family = $90.57

  • Soldier must have 12 months remaining on their obligation.

  • After completing the initial 12-month enrollment period, enrollment may be continued on a month-to-month basis

    • Current information can be found at: http://www.tricare.mil/Dental/TDP/Enrollment/Premiums.aspx

Additional Reasons

  • Reasons to join the RC

    • No need to go back to the Recruiting Station

    • Little paperwork

    • No need to go back to MEPS and take a physical

    • No need to worry about going back to Basic Training

    • No lost time toward Time in Service, Time in Grade or Retirement

    • Possible MOS Re-Class

    • Possible Bonus

    • Possible Deployment Stabilization

    • Possible Military Service Obligation Reduction

    • Option to Transfer Post 9/11 GI Benefits

    • Tuition Assistance

    • Continue SGLI

    • Continued use of Post Privileges(Lodging, PX etc.)



RCCC Installation Locations


FT Campbell


FT Leavenworth

FT Drum

FT Leonardwood

FT Knox

FT Riley

FT Lewis


FT Eustis

FT Lee

FT Irwin


FT Meade

Fort McNair

FT Belvoir



FT Bragg

FT Carson

FT Huachuca

FT Bliss

FT Jackson

FT Polk


FT Sam Houston

FT Hood

FT Sill

FT Rucker

FT Stewart

FT Gordon


FT Benning

RCCC Contact Information

Contact the below for more guidance at your Installation:

  • HRC HELP DESK: 502-613-4200

  • 800-325-4389


  • usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.cmd-staff-rct-helpdesk@mail.mil

Helpful Links for your Tool Kit

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