How difficult is it to transfer from Army active duty to ARNG?
I was just curious because I'm planning on joining the Army after high school and going active first just for the extra money for a couple years, then joining the ARNG so I can do college and become a software developer. I've been planning on joining the Army for a while now and I want to go active first just for the extra money and then join the National Guard so I can do college and get my bachelor's and be a software developer. I'm still trying to figure out how many years I should do in active duty. I don't want to spend too long there because I don't want to start my bachelor's degree too late so I'll probably do 2-4 years.
- DanielLv 73 months agoFavorite Answer
You will most likely need to do your enlistment, usually 4 years, on active duty. That's what you signed up for. After that, you are free to re-enlist on active duty, become a drilling Reservist or Guardsman, or just hang out in the IRR to finish out your 8 year commitment. Of course, in order to transition to the Guard, you would have to be eligible for re-enlistment.