I am currently looking into which nominations I am eligible for and I have a question regarding the Presidential Nomination. West Points Congressional Guide says that to be eligible, a parent must be on active duty for at least 8 years, or have served in the reserves for a minimum of 8 years. My father served in the reserves for 8 years and active duty for 4 years. My question is based on the wording of the paragraph I was reading: "A parent in the Reserves must be serving as a member of a reserve component and be credited with at least eight years of service (a minimum total of 2,880 points) or must be entitled to retired pay except that he or she is not yet sixty years old. Otherwise, the parent must currently be on active duty (other than for training) and have served continuously for at least eight years or have retired with pay or have been granted retired or retainer pay." Does this mean he has to be currently serving in the reserves to qualify or has his past service met the requirements?