USAF / air national guard, while working in finance

I am applying to join USAF Reserves & Air National Guard.
That comes from a longstanding desire to serve, which is now further crystalized given the global events facing our country (Russian hacking of US elections, etc.)
I am already 10 years post MBA, so my role in finance has become somewhat established.
Is it feasible to do the part-time national service while working in finance?
It won't be IBD, but rather VC/PE, so the time commitment might be manageable.
Of course, if there's deployment then all bets are off finance-job-wise, and you go serve the national as needed.

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Aug 20, 2018 - 9:29am
Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:
earthwalker7:
I am applying to join USAF Reserves & Air National Guard.

I don't think you can join both. They are different entities. Are you applying to both, but are going to pick one?

http://www.afrc.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/857897/the-difference-between-guard-and-reserve/

USAF ANG https://www.goang.com/discover-ang/our-difference

USAF Reserve https://afreserve.com/

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Aug 20, 2018 - 9:55am
Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yeah its definitely doable.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Oct 19, 2020 - 10:21am
AngelOfMusic, what's your opinion? Comment below:

For anyone wondering, I know someone who did IB then went to PE while being in the Army reserves. He used his Army requirement as a break from work. They can't fire you/tell you, you can go away for the weekend or for your 2-3 weeks every year. That was his way of having a guaranteed weekend away from finance work.Β 

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Oct 28, 2020 - 12:38am
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