Individual Ready Reserve



In accordance with NAVADMIN 190/21 and ALNAV 062/21, all Navy IRR members will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 through administration of vaccines that have received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensure or through the voluntary administration of vaccines under FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) or World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Use Listing. Ready Reserve Navy service members will be fully vaccinated within 120 days of the issuance of ALNAV 0621/21.
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FY 21 Individual Ready Reserve Physical Muster
**Due to COVID-19 restrictions, on-site musters will be temporarily replaced by virtual musters. More information coming soon.**

A number of Sailors in the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) will be required to participate in an on-site muster in designated areas. IRR members are required by law (Title 10, U.S.C., subsection 12319) to muster annually in order to assess the overall readiness of IRR personnel. The Navy has been conducting virtual musters for the past several years with the physical muster being reinstated in 2018.
  • Selected Sailors from the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) will be required to participate in an in-person, on-site muster at designated areas (TBD).
  • Sailors that have been selected will be notified via e-mail and U.S. Postal Service mail. Only those Sailors who receive notifications are required to participate.
  • Sailors selected will receive a Muster Duty Allowance of approximately $240, less applicable taxes. Only Sailors who received official notification requiring them to muster and attend will receive the allowance. Any Sailor who shows up for muster who did not receive a notification will not be paid for attending.
  • IRR Sailors are required to muster annually to assess the readiness of IRR personnel.
  • The requirement is directed by law – Title 10 U.S.C., subsection 12319 – and by DoD Directive 1200.7.
  • The itinerary for the muster is roughly the following:
  • Selected IRR Sailors will report at 8 a.m.
    • ​Check-in
    • Non-medical physical screening (height and weight)
    • Fill out a Report of Medical History (DD Form 2807)
    • Reserve Personnel Management brief
    • Career-related briefings
  • ​Uniforms may be worn, but are not required; civilian attire shall be professional in nature.
  • Failure to attend the muster may result in the Sailor’s transfer to an inactive status.
  • Muster orders will be provided via email. Those selected must show their ID card and a copy of their orders at the gate to gain entry to the base.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. Why is the Navy conducting a muster?
A1. The Navy is required by law (Title 10 U.S.C., subsection 12319 and DoD Directive 1200.7) to muster the IRR annually. The purpose is to assess the overall readiness of IRR personnel.
Q2. Do all Sailors in the IRR have to report?
A2. No. Only those Sailors who received an emailed and/or written notification from Navy Personnel Command are required to participate.
Q3. Where and when are the musters being conducted?
A3. FY19 muster locations are TBD at this time.
Q4. What is the uniform for the muster?
A4. Participants may wear their Navy uniform or civilian attire. If civilian attire is worn it must be professional in nature. If uniforms are worn, adherence to Navy Uniform Regulations is required.
Q5. Will participants be paid for attending the muster?
A5. Yes, those participants who received notifications from NPC will be paid approximately $240, less applicable taxes, for the day. Only Sailors who receive official notification from NPC and attend will receive the Muster Duty Allowance. Moreover, Sailors who did not receive a notification from NPC will not be paid if they show up.
Q6. What will the sequence of events be at the muster?
A6. Sailors will check in, have a non-medical physical screening (height and weight), fill out a Report of Medical History (DD Form 2807), listen to a briefing from NPC’s Reserve Personnel Management, break for lunch, and then listen to recruiter briefings.
Q7. Do I have to contact anyone to make an appointment or anything like that?
A7. Yes. IRR Sailors selected for this on-site muster must contact NPC to schedule the date they will attend the muster.
Q8. Does the letter I receive from NPC act as my muster orders?
A8. No. You will receive a separate email with muster orders. You will need to show your ID card and a copy of your muster orders at the gate to gain access to the base.
Q9. Who do I contact for more information?
A9. You can contact an IRR counselor at 1-800-535-2699, or email IRR Counselors are available Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Central time).

The Navy Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) is a force that consists of personnel who must fulfill their MSO under 10 U.S.C., 651, members fulfilling a service obligation incurred via contract, and those who have fulfilled their MSO but voluntarily remain in the IRR. The IRR is composed of the Active Status Pool (ASP) and the Volunteer Training Unit (VTU). 

The ASP is a manpower pool consisting of individuals who have previously served in the active component or in the Selected Reserves (SELRES) and now serve in a non-pay, non-drill status. NAVPERSCOM (PERS-93) is responsible for ASP screening and management. The VTU consists of personnel, organized into units, who serve in a non-pay, drill requirement status.  Navy Operational Support Centers (NOSCs), under the cognizance of NAVRESFORCOM, are responsible for the continual screening and management of their attached VTUs.
Significant changes have been made to policy in regard to service in the IRR-ASP.  Continued service in the IRR after military service obligation (MSO) has been fulfilled will not normally be permitted.  For detailed explanations of the new policies and procedures, please read 
MILPERSMAN 1001-125 and MILPERSMAN 1001-145 in their entirety.
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