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About to retire, can I join the Guard?

Discussion in 'US Army Forum' started by fxdwngflyr, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. fxdwngflyr

    fxdwngflyr NSDQ 92-03

    Nov 20, 2005
    I heard a nasty rumor that I could join the National Guard and still collect my retirement from the active side. Is this true? I would like to continue my service for my country and still collect a retirement check. Best of both the worlds.
  2. Yea and have your unit get activated and you and them go play in the sand box too.

  3. dirkp


    Aug 15, 2007
    Jacksonville, FL

    I retired from the Army about 2 years ago. I would have liked to do the same thing but unfortunately the answer is no. There is something in Title 10 that prevents someone from collecting active duty retirement pay while being a member of the TPU. I've heard that if you REALLY wanted to you could tell them to keep the retire pay and join the guard. Although that may sound crazy there may be a situation where a civilian (technician) position is open but they are tied (again unfortunately) to a unit membership. hth

  4. fxdwngflyr

    fxdwngflyr NSDQ 92-03

    Nov 20, 2005
    That was kind of the point. Just dont want to stop fighting the fight but I am getting pretty tired of the "new military".

    Oh well. Ill just have to get that government job and take more breaks.

    Thanks,:banana: :banana: