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Does My MGIB Expire 10 Years From My Active Duty or Army Reserve Discharge?

I was discharged from Active Duty in 2002 and enlisted in the NGB (National Guard) the same year and AR (Army Reserve) in 2005. I’m due to ETS in 2015 with over 20 years of Active Federal Service time, however, is your GI Bill is null and void (after 10 years from original discharge) or from my discharge from AR? Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

To answer your questions, your GI Bill 10-year clock starts ticking on the date of your last discharge, which in your case would be your discharge from the Reserves in 2015.

However, I’m confused by your remark that you will retire in 2015 “with over 20 years of Active Federal Service time”. If you have been a traditional M-day soldier since 2002, that time does not count toward GI Bill eligibility, unless you had served 20 years on active duty before coming over to the Guard/Reserve.

Right now, the only M-day Guard and Reserve time that counts toward the Post 9/11 GI Bill is if you were activated and deployed on Title 10 orders in support of a contingency operation. The time you were on those orders would count toward active Federal time.

However, if you have been in the AGR program, then your Title 32 time back to August 1, 2009 will count, so you could pick up a few years of Post 9/11 GI Bill eligibility under that program. Depending on when in 2002 you got off active duty, you could also have some New GI Bill eligibility time there also.

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