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When I received an Article 15 with a suspended reduction and I was later reduced in grade- Do I have to repay the money

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Short Answer:

No you will not have to repay the money

Reference: AR 27-10 paragraph 3-21d

AR 27-10 extract:

Vacated suspended reduction – A suspended reduction, later vacated, is effective on the date the vacation is directed.


When a rank is taken as result of a vacated suspension you do not have to repay the money you received at the higher rank during the suspension period.  The date the pay stops is the date the rank was taken.

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posted on 01/04/2016 under Q&A
Mark is a Retired Command Sergeant Major with 26 years of military leadership experience. He held 3 military occupational specialties (Field Artillery, Nuclear Weapons Tech, and Ammunition Ordnance). Mark is one of the leading military authors in the fields of leadership, counseling, and training.

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