Military service and firefighter position


Q. I am 37 years 2 months old, and I am being told by the human resources department at a local Marine Corps base that my time as an Army reservist does not qualify for a reduction in my age to allow me to be eligible to apply for a firefighter position with a maximum starting age of 37. Is this true?

A. Yes.


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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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