What Are the Marine Corps Reserves?
The United States Marine Corps Reserves is a component of the United States Marine Corps. This organization consists of corpsmen who perform duty one weekend each month, along with a two-week annual training period each year. They train at a military facility during these times, to prepare themselves for a call to active duty. The Marine Corps Reserves is composed primarily of prior active-duty Marines who have time remaining on their enlistment contracts, yet have served their required active-duty time. The primary function of the reserve components of the United States military is to support the active troops during a time of national emergency. This means that a Marine Corps reservist may be deployed to a war zone or mobilized state-side if needed.