As a recruiter, we work with the reservists that try to come to active duty and I agree with your recruiter. It is a difficult process and with the economy and current staffing within the CG, it will be a hard sell to cross over.
My honest opinion, is for you to seriously think about what you want and chose that path. Going reserves and then switching to Active later may not happen.
Best of luck!
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