Originally Posted by AFDDS
Remember, as it stands now, those with an AEGD-1 (47G3C for the AF)are already in the same pay category as GDís without an AEGD(47G3). Itís not until you complete a C-B preceptorship or an ACP program(47G3B) that you become eligible for a $35K RB. So as it stands now GDís without and AEGD (47G3)or GDís that have completed an AEGD-1 and have not completed the C-B preceptorship/ACP program (47G3C)would not receive a RB. Under the new plan they would receive $25K/year for a 4 year contract. So itís a gain for these folks, because they werenít eligible for a DOMRB under the current plan. The new plan you see is for the 47G3C and 47G3 categories only. This does not include 47G3B or 47G3A (2-year AEGD) GDís
As far as losing money, you are correct. At the 8 year mark the $$ amount would go down. However, The majority of GDís in the AF will train in a specialty program or separate long before hitting that mark. Probably the same for the other services as well, but I canít say for sure.
Concur with AFDDS - it is also the same in the Army. If you haven't specialized by the time you hit 8 yrs, it is usually because you have chosen not to (for personal reasons), or because you started and dropped out of a specialty program. Either way until you specialize your career opportunities and promotion potential will be affected - it's not a good plan on not having done any specialty training and remaining in the service past 8 yrs.
So the way they structured the pay may be a way to help "motivate" people to not be indecisive with their career.