GI Bill

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  1. Jamdog11

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    I just had a quick question regarding the benefits of attending KP.

    Upon graduation, will I have the GI Bill?
     
  2. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    No, one must serve on active duty for a period of time to qualify.
     
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    Thank You for the clarification kp 2001!
     
  4. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ...

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    I read somewhere that the time spent satisfying your obligation does not count toward the 3 years necessary to qualify for the full benefits but I am not 100% positive on that.
     
  5. beyond

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    http://www.military.com/education/gi-bill/new-gi-bill-frequently-asked-questions.html

    HOWEVER; I think KP and USCGA are exempt:

    http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc490903/m1/1/high_res_d/R41356_2010Aug02.pdf

    Honestly it appears that whoever was writing the post 9/11 GI bill didn't know KP and USCGA existed and accidentally left them out. BUPERS INSTRUCTION 1780.1A covered the Montgomery GI Bill also seems to exempt KP from the obligation stuff, it doesn't seem super clear cut but I think Active Duty time right out of school counts toward the GI bill.
     
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  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Strategic Sealift Officers (SSOs) can qualify for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. You must complete a 90 (consecutive) day ADT in order to qualify. Once you qualify (once you complete a 90 day ADT), all time spent on ADT counts towards GI Bill, including time spent on ADT before qualifying. For example: years 1 through 5 after graduation you only complete a 2 week active duty per year, so no time towards GI Bill. Year 6 you complete a 100 day ADT therefore you qualify for GI Bill, AND all ADT time before and after is aggregate towards GI Bill service. 90 days = 40%; 180 days = 50%; 1 year = 60%; 1.5 years = 70%; 2 years = 80%; 2.5 years = 90%; 3 years = 100%.
     

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