Does USMMA give a retirement?

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  1. Maui1

    Maui1 Member

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    Hey guys,

    I spent last weekend in Santa Barbara with my dad who served in the army and the merchant marines....he was born in 1926. He had stated that the USMMA doesn't give a retirement pension....is he right? Hmmm, if so, why? Just curious.
     
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    USNA1982BGO Retired Staff Member

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    A graduate of USMMA may be commissioned as an Officer in any of the branches of the military (AF, Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marines). For obvious reasons many who choose to accept a commission go the Navy route.
    If you serve your 20 years or complete your years of service through Active Duty and Reserves then you are eligible for a 'pension.'
    Those who pursue a career outside of the military would earn whatever pension the company they work for would offer.
     
  3. Maui1

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    Clear explanation; thanks!!
     
  4. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Why is this under CGA?
     
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    USNA1982BGO Retired Staff Member

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    That's what I was thinking too :confused:
     
  6. Maui1

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    should have been USMMA and I realized it after I posted it, but I figured Luigi might see it and answer it because he's so knowledgeable.
     

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