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.