Basic training time


Q: I retired from the military, then became a civil service employee. My military time for retirement was based only on my commissioned time, i.e. from entry to extended active duty to the date I separated for retirement, but not including the ROTC summer basic training I received before getting the commission. For civil service retirement computation, can the six weeks of ROTC basic training be included since it was government employment, paid at the E-3 rate? Of course I would need to make a deposit for that time.

A: No.


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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to

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