I have read that cadets are not allowed to participate in and make contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) while at a service academy.
Is this correct?
If so, does anyone know the reason for the prohibition?
From what I understand, after service academy graduates hit 20 years, they add the 4 years to their years of quality service. Under the new retirement system, is there any compensation for this, or do cadets not receive anything?