This question is actually for me…. I know that your service academy time does NOT count toward military retirement, but DOES count toward federal retirement. What I'd like to know is, when applying for a federal job, your active duty time counts toward accumulated vacation time. For instance, an agency gives 4 hours per pay period for federal employees with less than five years federal experience, six hours for 5-15 years and eight hours for above 15 years. Do my four years at CGA count? The agency will use my DD-214 to determine I have five years active duty service, but obviously including the four years at CGA will get me closer to the 15 year mark. The DD-214 covers the period after I was commissioned, so it doesn't include my CGA time. I'm guessing there are a few vets here that work for the federal government that have some idea of what I'm talking about. Thanks!