New Vets: What is the Individual Ready Reserves (IRR)?
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IRR Questions and Answers Questions from a parent answered by the MobCom Public Affairs Office, May 1, 2008:
Special Note: "Family and Marine Support Network" Teleconferences are offered every Thursday at 7pm CST. The topics rotate from PreDeployment Education, Deployment Support, and Return and Reunion. This is offered to IRR Family members (including parents!). For information or to register, call 800-255-5082 ext 3394.
The IRR consists of Reservists in the following categories. Most active duty Marines have an additional obligation of four years in the IRR:
A manpower pool comprise principally of trained individuals having served previously in the AC (Active Component) or in the RC (Reserve Component) who still have some Period of MSO (Military Service Obligation) remaining.
The IRR includes some personnel participating in officer training programs or in the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (AFHPSP).
The IRR also includes members of the Delayed Entry Program (DEP); these are high school students preparing for bootcamp.
Also included in the IRR are those personnel who are awaiting IADT (initial active duty training)and are assigned to units but serving without pay.