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What Selected Reserve Service Counts Towards My Post 9/11 GI Bill Eligibility?

Q: I am an active Reservist. I am currently on my second year long deployment, and I have 6 months of IET training. I have done approximately 90 days of other training on orders. What of all of this counts as service towards my Post 9/11 GI Bill, and what sort of training or orders can I go on from my unit to max my GI Bill out, do I need to deploy again? Thanks. — James

A: With less than 24 months of eligible Post 9/11 GI Bill service, Title 10 or Title 10 in support of a contingency operation (such as Iraq or Afghanistan to name just a couple of qualifying operations) are generally the only orders that count toward Post 9/11 GI Bill eligibility James. However, I listed a couple of exceptions below.

Even your 6 months of IET time initially did not count, but since you will have 24 months of eligible service once your current deployment is completed, that time will now count too, bringing you up to 30 months of eligible service. Once you are finished with this deployment, you’ll be at the 90% tier. Another six months of eligible time would put you at the 100% tier.

As far as what time or kind of orders count, unless you are in the AGR program, Army Guard Reserve as a full-time employee, the only other non-Title 10 orders that count are Title 32 Section 502(f) – the type of orders used for the purpose of responding to a national emergency. If it does not specifically state Section 502(f), it doesn’t count as far as Title 32.

So unless some of your other time was Section 502(f), your best bet would be to deploy again for at least 6 months so you can max out on your tier percentage.

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