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Jul 6, 2010
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Hi everyone,

I'm very sorry if this specific question has been answered, but the posts I found (;; didn't seem to answer my specific question.

I know NADDS (Navy Active Duty Delay for Specialists in the Inactive Ready Reserves) counts towards pay and promotion (i.e. longevity) but not towards retirement. However, service for retirement eligibility differs from service for retirement calculation. My specific question is, does time in NADDS count towards active-duty retirement calculation (not talking about reserve retirement calculation) once time for retirement eligibility has been fulfilled?

Serve for 20 years active duty (automatic active-duty retirement eligible) + 4 years NADDS residency

Is the active-duty retirement calculation 50% (based on 20 years service) or 60% (based on 24 years service) of base pay?

Thank you in advance for your time and input.
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Boat boy
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20 years. Your 4 years of residency in deferred status do not count for an retirement benefits. You do get time in service so that you will promote and get paid based upon years after med school graduation. But, once you serve your active duty obligation you'll be looking at 16-17 more years of active duty before you can get a retirement.
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May 18, 2006
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While in NADDS you do get 15 reserve points per year. They could add those in.

4 years NADDS = 60 points

60/365 x 2.5% = 0.4% added to retirement.