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Army Expands 15-Year Retirements to Help Shrink Force

Army Times reports that “in an expanded effort to slim down the force, the Army is offering more 15-year retirements to officers with prior-enlisted service.”  

“Army Secretary John McHugh, in a June 17 directive, granted early retirements to prior-enlisted officers with eight years or more commissioned service. Previously this voluntary separation was only available to prior-enlisted officers with at least 10 years of commissioned service. Warrant officers are not eligible.”  

“These officers are only retirement eligible if they have 15 years of active-duty service.”