What are the benefits of being an IGR Service Member?

Published 12/06/2012 09:01 AM   |    Updated 12/07/2012 03:12 PM

What are the benefits of being an IGR Service Member?

The Indiana Guard Reserve provides an opportunity for qualified men and women to serve, or continue serving their community and enjoy the camaraderie and pride of military service, even if they missed the chance to serve in the national armed services, or have been away from military service for some time. As an all-volunteer organization, there is no pay for drills, uniform allowance, or accrual of service points toward Federal retirement, and only occasional reimbursement for mileage. However, Indiana Guard Reserve volunteers are authorized to wear the state military uniform, and receive the sincere appreciation of the communities they serve.

As a member of the Indiana Guard Reserve, you will receive rank and promotions based upon your civilian and military experience, schooling, duty performance, potential, education, and current needs of the IGR. Additionally, you may receive awards from both the Indiana Guard Reserve and from the State of Indiana for exceptional service to the State. Click here to see the awards that Indiana Guard Reserve members are eligible to receive.

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