Q. I was active Army for two years and Army Reserve for 14 years. I bought back the two years. Can I also compute and buy back the annual active training including service/months in schools? If so, do I have to show orders and honorable discharge from the Reserve? I am a civilian employee for the Defense Department with 13 years of actual employment.
A. If those periods of annual, two-week active duty for training (ANACDUTRA) occurred while you were an employee, you’ve already received credit for them because you remained in a pay status. Periods before that time and extended periods of time for which you were put in Leave Without Pay-US may be creditable with the payment of a deposit. To find out more about what is and isn’t creditable, go to www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave-administration/fact-sheets/military-leave.
To verify any periods that are creditable, you’ll have to get the proof from your branch of service.