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HPSP issue: Reserve time don't count for basic pay

Discussion in 'Military Medicine' started by FormerReservist, May 8, 2008.

  1. FormerReservist

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    Some military personnel tells me that only my active duty time would count?
    I thought each year in the Reserve would count toward the base pay?
    Can someone clarify this? Am I getting screwed or what?
     
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  3. SSGAmeddRcr

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    It counts toward your base pay, but you do not get the "E" pay unless you were active enlisted for 4 years
     
  4. del Sol DOHC

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    Your reserve time does count for base pay, so you will be O-1 with 8 years. Even IRR time counts if you have any. You would only get O-1E if you were on active duty status (for training, annual tour, deployment, etc...) for at least 4 years and 1 day.
     
  5. DogFaceMedic

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    The discussion is moot, actually. Look at the pay tables. An O3 over 8, as the OP will be as an MD, pays the same as O3E over 8, which is $1000 more than a new O3 <2rs. Time in service includes any service and influences pay within a rank. Date of rank is dependent on constructive service credit. Being 8yrs enlisted reserve gets you more pay as an O3. It does not advance you any closer to O4, unfortunately. So, you can join the ranks of O3 older than dirt.
     
  6. del Sol DOHC

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    He's right. I did not even stop to think about that. :p
     
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    Prior Reserve time should count towards base pay. The only time that does not count is the time you are in HPSP.
     
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