One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’
- ‘He had just finished a six-month stint in the Army Reserve in 1969 when he arrived at his father's office.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He earned two Purple Hearts, Four Bronze Stars, and an Army Commendation Medal, making him the most decorated Army Reserve soldier.’
- ‘The leadership campaign introduced an Army Reserve combat leader validation program.’
- ‘The dedicated efforts of Army Reserve preventive medicine have saved countless people from harm and injury.’
- ‘I served as an adult church school teacher and a military instructor in the Army Reserve.’
- ‘An Army Reserve officer is defending the morale of the troops.’
- ‘Australia has a volunteer army reserve but no national service requirement.’
- ‘I am proud of all the Army Reserve men and women who served our nation so well in peace and in war.’
- ‘Families are vitally important members of the Army Reserve team.’
- 1.1(in the UK) the name since 2013 of the Territorial Army
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