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Old 20th October 2010
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Smile Does time at academy count toward service time with regard to retirement.

Someone asked me recently what the commitment is for graduates, and I told them 5 years following graduation. They then asked if the 4 years at the academy counts as service time. I didn't know the answer, but I'm sure someone out there knows. Thanks.
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Sorry, I learned recently : NO!
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Time at the Academy...they are considered on active duty...and should therefore count towards retirement.
May I ask who told you otherwise?

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Time at the Academy...they are considered on active duty...and should therefore count towards retirement.
May I ask who told you otherwise?

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Pretty much everyone. It does not count. It does not count. When your midn is commissioned, his/her BASD (basic active service date) will be the date of commissioning.
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In case there is any doubt...

http://militarypay.defense.gov/retir...9_faqs.html#Q2
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Thumbs up Thanks for the clarification!

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Time at the Academy...they are considered on active duty...and should therefore count towards retirement.
May I ask who told you otherwise?

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U.S. federal court told me otherwise.
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Time at the Academy...they are considered on active duty...and should therefore count towards retirement.
May I ask who told you otherwise?
Although it is true that midshipmen at the Naval Academy are on active duty - it still does not count toward retirement.
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Old 20th October 2010
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I understand from this forum that 4 yrs SA then 20 yrs USN = 20 yrs retirement. However, also understand from here that 4 yrs SA, 20 yrs USN, then 6 yrs civilian job in the Pentagon = 30 yrs government retirement credit.
My question is, what happens to someone who went USNA then USN then private sector but is already drawing military pension? If they leave private sector for a civilian job in the Pentagon I know they can stop the pension and have it recalculated at a higher amount. (If they work in the Pentagon for 3 yrs at a salary higher than their old Navy salary then the pension is recalculated higher.) However, do they also get to add 4 years of service credit for the time served at USNA?
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Like someone said before, the time at a service academy is not counted towards retirement in the military. i.e. someone graduates from USXA and serves 20 years, they get 20 years of retirement pay. HOWEVER, it does count for Federal Service Time. If that same person retires at 20 and then works for the federal government as a civilian employee, they will be paid at the 24 year mark.
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