Posted on Mar 12, 2014
CPO Justin Smith
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I served just less than 18 years, forced to retire (medically). I was a member of both the Wounded Warrior regiment as well as Safe Harbor. (How purple.)

I suspect it is a bug in the code; my dates of service don't equal 20 years.

Nonetheless, I think this is an issue that RP's coders need to fix. There are thousands of men and women who have returned from combat with an injury that forced them to retire.

In no way denigrating the service or commitment of veterans who did not retire, I strongly feel that disallowing that status to servicemen and servicewomen reduces their commitment and sacrifice. Veterans who elected not to serve until statutory retirement did so of their own volition, or bad luck. Medical retirees largely had no intention of leaving the service when forced otherwise to do so. I, myself, would have stayed until 30.3

Please comment your thoughts. Increase the visibility.

Cheers, brothers and sisters.
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CPT Laurie D.
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CPO Smith,<div><br></div><div>You can change your status to" Retired" on your Settings page (use the drop down menu at the top right corner of the screen). Anyone who has retired from the service for any reason can indicate "Retired" on their profile.</div><div><br></div><div>We have some visual instructions here:&nbsp;http://support.rallypoint.com/customer/portal/articles/1184228</div><div><br></div><div>Please let me know if you have any problems!</div><div class="pta-link-card"><div class="pta-link-card-picture"><img src="http://support.rallypoint.com/images/spacer.gif"></div><div class="pta-link-card-content"><div class="pta-link-card-title"><a target="_blank" href="http://support.rallypoint.com/customer/portal/articles/1184228">How to update veteran/retiree status? Th...</a></div><div class="pta-link-card-description">Are you looking to update/change your status from "R" (retiree) to "V" (veteran) or vice versa? You ...</div></div><div style="clear:both"></div><div class="pta-box-hide"><i class="icon-remove"></i></div></div>
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CPO Justin Smith
CPO Justin Smith
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2LT,

Thanks. This old Goat is an idiot. Sincere appreciation.

Consider this thread CLOSED.
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PO1 G. Leslie /Stiltner
PO1 G. Leslie /Stiltner
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HAHA A Chief that can admit he boo booed!! BZ Chief Justin Smith.
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SGT Sarah Maxwell
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While I do not know if there was a malfunction in the system, aren't we all veterans, whether we retire or not? Cheers to you too, and I wish you the best.
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CPT Aaron Kletzing
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Yes, SGT Sarah Maxwell - I just think that RallyPoint may be trying to draw a distinction between members who served for less than the official # of years for retirement (20 in many cases), and those who served for at least or more than that threshold. For example, I served for 5 years so I am a Veteran but not a Retiree, since I did not properly 'retire' from the military. In contrast, MCPO Michael Korman appears to have served 20+ years, so he is a Retiree.
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MSgt Gary Hinkelman
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You are a veteran as well as retired military. Don't let anyone else tell you differently.
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