Active duty, Reserve and civilian buyback


Question:  I served five years active duty and am currently in the drilling reserves.  I am also a civilian government employee.  If I buy back my five years of active duty time, does that reset my reserve time?  In other words, currently I need only 15 more (good) years to retire from the reserves.  If I buy back my five years of active, will I need to complete 20 (good) years in the reserves?

A: Making a deposit to get credit for your active duty service wouldn’t reset your reserve time, nor would it have any effect on your entitlement to reserve retired pay.



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