Definition of Army Reserve in English:

Army Reserve


  • 1A volunteer force that provides a reserve of trained and disciplined military personnel for use in an emergency:

    ‘some members of the National Guard and the Army Reserve have been called up for duty’
    [as modifier] ‘forty-two Army Reserve units answered the call’
    • ‘An Army Reserve officer is defending the morale of the troops.’
    • ‘My wife was on active duty and then joined the Army Reserve so she could spend more time with our son and continue to work in her professional field and still serve her country.’
    • ‘I served as an adult church school teacher and a military instructor in the Army Reserve.’
    • ‘The dedicated efforts of Army Reserve preventive medicine have saved countless people from harm and injury.’
    • ‘He had just finished a six-month stint in the Army Reserve in 1969 when he arrived at his father's office.’
    • ‘Families are vitally important members of the Army Reserve team.’
    • ‘Australia has a volunteer army reserve but no national service requirement.’
    • ‘He earned two Purple Hearts, Four Bronze Stars, and an Army Commendation Medal, making him the most decorated Army Reserve soldier.’
    • ‘I am proud of all the Army Reserve men and women who served our nation so well in peace and in war.’
    • ‘The leadership campaign introduced an Army Reserve combat leader validation program.’
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      (in the UK) the name since 2013 of the Territorial Army