Requirements for Enlistment in Reserves
The Marine Corps Reserve is an important component that can be mobilized for active duty in time of war, national emergency, or contingency operations.
The Marine Corps Reserve is an important component that can be mobilized for active duty in time of war, national emergency, or contingency operations. Marine reservists have fought alongside their active duty brothers and sisters regularly since World War I. The requirements to enlist into the Marine Corps Reserve are as follows:
- Be a U.S. citizen or a resident alien.
- Meet physical, mental, and moral standards.
- Be between the ages of 17-29. Seventeen-year-olds need parental consent. Prior service age limits differ.
- Have a high school diploma/GED.
- Take and pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test.
- Pass a Military Entrance Processing Station medical exam.
Written by David Ogden, Sgt. USMC '11-'16.
David was a Sergeant with the United States Marine Corps from 2011-2016. He is a combat veteran. He has worked at Marine Parents as a writer since he left the Marine Corps. He is currently in college and writes for the organization full-time. Click here to read more about the author.