Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, July 22, 2016
I assume that you mean you will be in the military reserves in some capacity and if that is the case, US based companies will be flexibile with you. What you need to do is be up front about it and communicate very early on that this is your intention. I don't feel like you need to mention it when pursuing employment, but once you have obtained employment, advise your employer ASAP. There are many cases where military reserve personnel are deployed and need to take weeks, and sometimes months, away from work. As stated, companies in the US must work with you on this, as long as you do your part and keep them informed early and often.