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ENLISTMENTS (Regulation 601-2)

Persons seeking to enlist in the Ohio Military Reserve must meet the following criteria: Disqualifying factors include: Initially, all personnel enlisting in the OHMR take on a service obligation of three (3) years and for an indefinite period thereafter. Indefinite reenlistment means that a person may stay in the service for as long as they like and may quit any time they wish. Prior service personnel of any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces may be enlisted at the highest grade held as shown on their DD-214 provided a unit vacancy exists at the time of enlistment, or at a grade approved by the Civilian Acquired Skills Program (CASP), whichever is higher.

OFFICER APPOINTMENTS (Regulation 601-1)

Persons seeking an officer appointment in the Ohio Military Reserve must meet the following criteria: Disqualifying factors include:

FEDERAL SERVICE AND U.S. ARMED FORCES LIMITATIONS

While it is admirable that a person might be willing to serve in both the United States Armed Forces and the Ohio Military Reserve, federal and state regulations prohibit this. A person can only belong to one military entity at any given time. Civilian auxiliaries do not apply to this policy (USAF Aux/CAP, USCG Aux, etc).

Title 32 United States Code - Section 109: Maintenance of other troops

(a) In time of peace, a State, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, Guam, or the Virgin Islands may maintain no troops other than those of its National Guard and defense forces authorized by subsection (c).

(b) Nothing in this title limits the right of a State, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, Guam, or the Virgin Islands to use its National Guard or its defense forces authorized by subsection (c) within its borders in time of peace, or prevents it from organizing and maintaining police or constabulary.

(c) In addition to its National Guard, if any, a State, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, Guam, or the Virgin Islands may, as provided by its laws, organize and maintain defense forces. A defense force established under this section may be used within the jurisdiction concerned, as its chief executive (or commanding general in the case of the District of Columbia) considers necessary, but it may not be called, ordered, or drafted into the armed forces.

(d) A member of a defense force established under subsection (c) is not, because of that membership, exempt from service in the armed forces, nor is he entitled to pay, allowances, subsistence, transportation, or medical care or treatment, from funds of the United States.

(e) A person may not become a member of a defense force established under subsection (c) if he is a member of a reserve component of the armed forces.

Federal military personnel wishing to join the OHMR must first be "Honorably" discharged from their respective branches. Prior military grade is laterally transferrable to the OHMR if an available slot exists for the same pay grade.


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