The United States Navy Reserve
, until 2005 known as the United States Naval Reserve
, is the Reserve Component (RC) of the United States Navy
. Members of the Navy Reserve, called Reservists, are enrolled in the Selected Reserve (SELRES), the Individual Ready Reserve
(IRR), the Full Time Support (FTS), or the Retired Reserve program.
The largest cohort, the SELRES, have traditionally drilled one weekend a month and two weeks of annual training during the year, receiving base pay and certain special pays (i.e., flight pay, dive pay, etc.) when performing inactive duty (i.e., IDT, aka "drills") and full pay and allowances while on active duty for Annual Training (AT), Active Duty for Training (ADT), Active Duty for Operational Support (ADOS), Active Duty for Special Work (ADSW), or under Mobilization (MOB) orders or otherwise recalled to full active duty.
Every state, including Guam
and Puerto Rico
have at least one Navy Operational Support Center (formerly Naval Reserve Center), staffed by FTS personnel, where the SELRES Sailors come to do their weekend drills. The size of these centers varies greatly, depending on the number of SELRES assigned. They are intended mostly to handle administrative functions and classroom style training. However, some NOSC's have more extensive training facilities, including damage control trainers and small boat units. Some NOSC's are co-located on existing military facilities, but most are... Read More