I spoke to an enlisted reserve recruiter today and told her that I'm interested in joining the reserve branch. My plan is to add reserve time to my prior service time so I can max on my HPSC/HPSP pay while in dental school AND build more years in service for retirement purposes whatnot. I plan to sign up for 2 years in the reserve component. My questions are: (1.) What's the chance that I will be mobilized before I get accepted to dental school? I don't mind being mobilized for 3-4 months, but I'd rather not.......since I really want to work in dental clinics and gain as much clinical experience (reserve unit or civilian clinics) before starting D school. (2.) How hard is it to "get out" of the reserve contract and apply for Navy or AF or Army HPSC/HPSP once I get accepted to professional school? (3.) Is it worth the time and effort? I will apply to dental school in 2010. Thanks.