Posted on Feb 27, 2021
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If I switch over to Reserve after doing 14 years of active duty and accumulate 6 more years of active duty years with mobilization, AGR...etc, would I be able to retire with the active duty pension?
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No you cannot. You must be brought onto AD to receive an AD retirement. You can continue to accumulate the remainder of the six years while in the RC, but unless you're in the AGR that will be difficult. If you're in AGR you can retire with an AD retirement because you are actually on AD. You may not retire while on ADOS or a mobilization. You may request to be brought onto AD for the purpose of retirement under a program called Sanctuary. I'm not sure how Sanctuary works for Officers, you usually only see it referred to with enlisted
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Lt Col Timothy Cassidy-Curtis
Lt Col Timothy Cassidy-Curtis
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CW3 (Join to see) - Moreover, there is an actual Regulation (I cannot recall which one) that specifically says that you cannot be brought on to AD just so that you can retire from AD. Mind you, I saw that many years (decades!) ago, and that could have been changed since. Could anybody confirm/deny?
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I appreciate discussions likes these on RP. I'm past 20 years and intend on staying in long enough to avoid being a gray area retiree if not longer.
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Lt Col Timothy Cassidy-Curtis
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CW3 (Join to see) - Good luck with that. Such was my plan, too. However there are maximum years of service allowed for each rank. For example, Lt Col's (O5) can serve no more than 28 years, and 30 years for O6's, etc.
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That is a big part of I'm trying to attend OCS. Unfortunately the direct commissioning process is built for enlisted soldiers and doesn't account for a Warrant Officer with 3 years Platoon Leader time. I appreciate your input I need to check to see how the rules would affect me if I'm a 2LT with 41 years of service and so on.
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The answer to your question is "Yes" though it may not be likely, the only correct answer is Yes, if youget 20 years of federal active service you can retire with an active retirement.
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CSM Darieus ZaGara
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The active duty pension requires a minimum of 20 years unless there is a medical retirement. If you are reassigned to the AGR it is possible. There are specifics on time and transition.
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