Q. I have approximately four years and four months of active duty covered by DD-214s but 18 months of active-duty time as a reservist not covered by DD-214s. Those 18 months are for not my two-week annual tours but active-duty man days, special project tours and other active duty tours of one to 30 days. I have copies of my orders for these tours. Can this time be part of my military buyback, or just the active duty time covered by DD-214s?
A. To find out if that service is creditable, your agency will have to ask your branch of service for your specific dates of active-duty service. The instructions for doing that are in OPM’s Guide for Processing Personnel Actions.