In response to media reports about “the low acceptance rate of the voluntary
registration system for education recall as shown in a survey”, the Ministry of
National Defense (MND) has clarified as follows today (10 th ):
1. At a regular press conference held on January 17 this year, the MND issued the
announcements and explanations of various quotas, qualifications, training units,
and the online registration system for reserves who wish to volunteer to participate
in call-up training. As noted in the announcements, all reserves who have been
discharged within the past 12 years, meet the physical requirements, and have not
been included in the call-up lots this year are encouraged to sign up for training.
2. In line with the first handling to be held this year, there will be 65 training units
for men with a quota of 575, and eight training units for women with a quota of
220. Some recent applicants for voluntary recalls have misunderstood that they
were not accepted this time, but they are, in fact, still on the list to be matched with
the appropriate expertise and rank at a later point. As such, the MND has already
contacted the relevant applicants and explained that will match those who have
signed up based on expertise and rank to the authorized training unit in due course.
3. Male and female reserves who volunteer for call-up training will follow the
current training mode. They will report to the training, be organized, be given
training in tactical positions, and will be provided with related courses such as
professional expertise, marching, camping, shooting training, and combat drills to
ensure effective combat skills training.