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Comparing E7 Retirement Pay: Active-Duty Versus Reserve

Comparing E7 Retirement Pay: Active-Duty Versus Reserve

This post has been updated using current pay charts, to determine E7 Retirement Pay... E7 Retirement Pay Consider two 18-year-olds who join the military on the same day. The first stays on active duty for 20 full years to retire as an E-7. They'll base their pension on 2.5% x 20 years = 50% of their High-Three ...

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Sanctuary In The Reserves: Only On Active Duty

Sanctuary In The Reserves: Only On Active Duty

I'm getting a lot of sanctuary e-mail, and it's partly because some of today's Reserve and National Guard servicemembers are approaching 6574 points-- nearly 18 years of service. Here's three questions from readers wondering whether they can claim sanctuary. (Spoiler: No.) Question #1: I currently have 30 ...

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Reserve Retirement: Time In Rank And High-Three Pay

Reserve Retirement: Time In Rank And High-Three Pay

  I've written many posts about military retirement, and the system is hugely complicated. (See the related links at the end of this post.)  Instead of trying to cover all of that in a humongous 20,000-word post, I've written a big-picture pillar post plus a bunch of shorter posts about specific reader ...

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