Posted on Jul 12, 2017
Capt Space & Missile
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LTC Jason Mackay
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20 years of AGR duty?
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Short answer - you can't. Long answer, there would have to be some special condition that would qualify you for "regular retirement" (e.g., going active and having sufficient points/time to qualify).
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20 years active federal service in the guard - any combination of prior service active duty, active guard/ reserve (AGR) or active operational support (ADOS) - will qualify a Guard soldier for regular retirement.
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Got to do the time, brother. No free lunch here. Or if you got hurt bad on duty, you get medical retirement, wink, wink.
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CPT (Join to see) - Not looking for a free lunch. Looking to do a mission I can only do in the ARNG. I'd just rather find a way to do it without sacrificing a $2.9M pension.
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That would be ideal, brother. Let's agree active duty sucks ass at times, but there is good times too. And active duty is not more predicable, you know it is going to suck, just stick with it, and it is over. I am retiring in three as a MAJOR, hopefully. I am not stick around working for half a check. I trade stocks/options, real estate investing, and maybe earn another full check as a ROTC professor at a nice university I want to go. Input/output analysis, brother, active duty is hard to beat.
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The only way retirement pay begins immediately is to stay in until 60.
Don't forget that all your time on active duty orders (Title 10) can be subtracted from retirement age. However, it is up to you to submit all your active duty orders to your personnel center and they will track it for you. So depending on the frequency and length of deployments, you could actually retire sooner. If you are in a KC-135 unit, you could retire at 50 :)
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1SG Dennis Hicks
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Even with multiple Title 10/32 deployments the earliest barring a change or special circumstances is 55.
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My comment was in jest. Yes, you are correct about the earliest retirement age for National Guard.
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