Pros: great pay, expierence, good training
Cons: always lose papers, short notice for deployments/mobilazations
Life in the reserves is great, but you rarely get to practice your mos and there is a lot of administrative work going on while you are at drill. When you first sign up you don't take in consideration that the contract is actually real and at first eight years do not seem like anything at all, but after awhile it can become a lot to think about. A lot can happen in eight years, but at the end of the day it is a rewarding feeling to be part of the Reserves.