im not in the navy reserve im in the army res, and this is how it goes. 2 days a month and 2weeks out of the year. you will hold a civilian job and what not. you can get called to duty in the army our units are on a rotation, when there year comes up if they dont deploy they have to wait untill that year comes up again. as a reservist you wont do much of anything , as a officer you really wont do anything.