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Where can I get a copy of my Form 249-E that shows all of my retirement points.

Top, I heard you can answer just about any questions, so I hope you can help out an old Soldier. Here goes....How and where can I print out the 249E Retirement Point Statement?.. Read the Answer»

Six Questions to Ask before you ETS or Retire from the Active Duty Army

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There comes a point in every Soldier’s career when they must decide to stay in, re-enlist or retire. The decision is seldom an easy decision. Whether you are a first enlistment Soldier or experienced career Soldier, I want to share with you six questions you should ask yourself before your ETS or retire from the Active Duty Army. # 1: Where Do I See Myself in Five Years? I always used to ask my Soldiers this question. What is your life plan? Where do you see yourself in five, 10 or even 20 years? Read more

Infantry Division Awards SOP Memorandum

This is an Infantry Division Awards SOP Memorandum.  It can be use as an example of how to write an Infantry Division Awards SOP Memorandum.  It also contains examples of how to fill out the recommendation for award DA FORM 638, narrative to accompany the award of the legion of merit, citation page and more forms, memos and references that are required for completing the awards process. Its purpose is to prescribe procedures for completing all PCS, ETS, Good Conduct Medals, retirement, and civilian Read more

Awards Standard Operating Procedures Memorandum

This is an awards standard operating procedures memorandum.  It can be used as an example of how to write an awards standard operating procedures memorandum. All leader should be dedicated to ensuring that all soldiers, noncommissioned officers, and officers who distinguish themselves through exceptional achievement or service, special skills or qualification, or acts of heroism or valor receive the appropriate tangible recognition through an effective awards program. Every member within HHC must Read more

Life after the Army

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There is a lot of work to be done before you separate out of military service. It not only marks the ending of a career, but likely a complete uprooting of your life and drastic modification to your lifestyle. First off, find your separation date. If you will not be allowed to reenlist you may have one-two years to prepare for your ETS. This will allow you to be well prepared for transition to civilian life. JAG and your local REUP NCO can help you identify the benefits you will be entitled Read more

Check your retirement points every year (ARNG/USAR)

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As a member of the Army Reserve/National Guard, you must have 20 years of service to be eligible for retired pay when you reach the age of 60.  A qualifying year is one in which you earn a minimum of 50 retirement points.  The reference for how retirement points are established can be found in AR 140-185.  It is your responsibility to ensure that you achieve the minimum points required to achieve a qualifying year. How do you get the points needed for a qualifying year? One point for each Read more

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