Posted on Mar 19, 2018
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COL Dana Hampton
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One Active Duty day equals 1-retirement point. So 13 years x 365 days equals the number of retirement points earned so far. (Assuming no breaks in service.)

Inactive duty for training (IDT) also earns retirement points. You also earn 15-points for each year you are a member of the reserve components. Each Unit Training Assembly (UTA) is a 4-hour period and earns 1-point also. So a typical 2-day weekend drill will earn you 4-retirement points. You earn 15-points for your 15-day annual training period. You can also earn retirement points for correspondence / distance learning military education. You must earn 50-points in each year you are in the reserve components for it to count toward your 20-years of qualifying service for the retirement pension/annuity. You can max IDT points in a year at 90 per. That said, active duty points and IDT points can combine and are limited to a total of 365 in a year.
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CW3 Lynn Peterson
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CW3 Lynn Peterson
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SSG (Join to see) Sorry about that, I’m not good at multitasking. Please see my post above. You will receive full credit for all active duty, there is no restriction on that. It will be reflected on your retirement point Statement.
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COL Dana Hampton Plus one point for each leap year.

End result ONE point for each day served on active duty.
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CPT Lawrence Cable
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SSG (Join to see) - OK, a bit simpler. You will walk in to a Guard/Reserve unit with 13 good years toward retirement and 4745 points, give or take a point, figuring 365 points a year for 13 years. If you want to retire from the Reserves/National Guard, it requires that you get 50 points a year to qualify as a good year toward retirement. You have 15 points for being a member, you get 1 point for any ADT and 1 point for every Unit Training Assembly (UTA). Drill weekends are generally Multiple Unit Training Assemblies (MUTA) 4's, so you would get 4 points for every MUTA4 weekend. So doing the minimum, 48 UTA's and a 15 day Annual Training, plus 15 membership point, 78 points and a good year. In reality, anyone in a leadership role will average close to 100 days a year in my experience. Then after you hit twenty years total service, you will be notified that you are able to retire. I would make damn sure that I really had 20 good years before I put my packet it to go to the retired reserve. The Retired Reserve keeps you getting the "Gray Area" Benefits that are available until you get to age sixty. 9 months before you are sixty, you need to go online and fill out your retirement packet. They no longer try to send them to you. At that point, you divide all your points by 365 and that is how many years of retirement credit you will get paid on. So if you did those 100 points a year until 20 years, you would end up with about 14.9 years of credited service towards retirement. 2.5x14.9 =37.25 % of your base pay at retirement. If you make E-7, on the purposed 2019 payscale, $2372 a month.
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You just sign up for Reserve or Gurd and they will do the calculations. They will take you DD214 and give you one point for each day. 365 for each year plus 366 for leap year. They will creat an RPAS statement for you so you can see all your points.
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