Posted on Aug 20, 2015
CH (MAJ) Brigade Chaplain
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I served for 6 years in the Reserves prior to being full time AD. If I am afforded the privilege of a 20 year retirement, would I be allowed to continue to serve as an Army Reserve officer? From my time in the Reserves I know of SMs who drilled for points but not pay. Is it possible to draw a pension from full time active service and still volunteer for drill in the Army Reserve? If so, how? If not why not? To the later question, why would the Reserves not value my experience and want me as a contributor especially if I were willing to do it for free?
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SSG Physical Security Nco
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Sir, When I am released from the Army, I intend to return to my crops and be ready for the next harvest.
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This is a really interesting question, and I am very interested in the answer. I BELIEVE that you would not be able to both 1) draw retired pay and 2) serve in any Active Reserve status (which would include drilling either for pay or for points).

I don't like that, and think that there SHOULD be a way to drill just for "God and Country" (neither pay nor "points.") hopefully a smart admin person will post and tell us that there is.
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You cannot draw your retirement pay while serving the reserves as far as I know.
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MSgt John McGowan
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1LT: Many years ago when i first retired I tried to get in the Air Guard or reserves and was told to forget it. About thaat time I was missing my military time.
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