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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

    FormerReservist 2+ Year Member

    Mar 31, 2008
    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

    SSGAmeddRcr 2+ Year Member

    Apr 28, 2008
    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

    del Sol DOHC 10+ Year Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    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

    DogFaceMedic Member 5+ Year Member

    Jul 18, 2006
    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

    del Sol DOHC 10+ Year Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    He's right. I did not even stop to think about that. :p
  7. NavyFP

    NavyFP Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 18, 2006
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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.
  8. 803

    803 5+ Year Member

    Jun 30, 2010

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