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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 fedexperts@federaltimes.com.


  1. I’m a HR person, and I have a service member who’s reason for separation on their DD-214 shows “Retirement-Disability Permanent”. Is this service member entitled to all their active duty service or just the dates reflected from their qualifying combat operation medals/campaign, for service towards their SCD for Leave & RIF revolve around?

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