Neither is you spouse to be. 2. Cons - you lose many of your rights when you join the military, there is always the heightened risk that you will die or be seriously injured during your time there, and being recalled to active duty is more likely than conscription. [–]fretman124 120Answer Link11 points12 points13 points 6 years ago* (2 children). YMMV in the USMC or the US Army. owns your ass. He can easily have the same problems pro basketball players have, but without the same salary. That's the truth. Service members in the legacy High-3 system must have begun their service by December 31, 2017. It doesn't make anyone tougher, it just frustrates those of us who just want to do our jobs like normal adults. (I welcome a reservist correcting me on the details). [–][deleted] 1 point2 points3 points 6 years ago (1 child). [+]katiat comment score below threshold-7 points-6 points-5 points 6 years ago (0 children). And the EFMP has bought the military a lot of brownie points in my opinion. You'll figure out who they pretty quick and ignore them, Rules, the military has some stupid ones. It's a shame how much unwarranted disrespect gets thrown our way just because the person saying it has rank. I see one of the major Cons as having to choose the career path at an early age. After years of PT (physical training), a soldier may have problems with his knees and other joints. However, the tangible benefits are real. [–]Johnny_Four-Fingers 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (1 child). Military service offers a tremendous array of education benefits that can be used while you are on active duty or after you leave the service. After completing only 20 years of honorable service, a military retiree would receive 50% of the permanent basic pay. I was medically discharged in 1982 and back then there was only the Veterans … Military members who began their years of active duty or reserve service before Sept. 8, 1980, are eligible for a retirement pension … Two main factors affect how military pay is calculated: years of service and rank, which generally corresponds with military pay grade. Is the Army perfect? It's based on an individual's rank and the number of years you've been in the service. Cleaning up concertina wire. Rendered by PID 1080 on r2-app-05dea7d0e1c2d4aca at 2020-12-31 23:08:18.272392+00:00 running c709bd6 country code: US. If your military service is after January 1, 1957, credit for the military service depends on the date on which you were first employed as a federal civilian employee: Civilian hire date on or after October 1, 1982 - You must make a deposit to receive credit for the military service. I don't know how much it costs cause I've had to pay VERY little into it with Tricare picking up the bill. Dad, did 20 in the Navy. Your retirement benefit is determined by your years of service. I simply asked them why they were lying. Some civilian bosses are like that, but most aren't. Military Benefits After One Enlistment (part 2 of 2) Author: Doug Nordman Last Updated: February 12, 2019 2 Comments Advertiser Disclosure: Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any other entity. My brother is still in the Army Reserves and it did him well. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. This isn't just about deploying to a war zone either, some military bases are in far less desirable locations than others and you will be uprooting yourself and your family when the military decides to deploy you or station you at a different base. I felt that it was time, and with the wars starting to wind down I'm certainly glad I did. I saw/visited 19 more. The largest military subreddit on reddit. If you have a service … Welcome to the United States Air Force. Air Force provides a generous retirement plan that requires no payroll deductions. Con: People are trying to kill you when you get there. Your retirement benefit is determined by your years of service. The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides up to 3 years of education benefits. In other words you can complete one extra year of residency past your level of commitment without incurring more time. If you choose to retire after 15 years of service, you can receive either a $30,000 bonus and 40% of your highest pay, or no bonus and 50% of your highest pay. Also, depending on who you're on liberty with, when you do go out, you get to see one stretch of street where you drink your way from one end to the other. Navigating the many military benefits can be daunting and confusing. When you sign a contract, … [–][deleted] -2 points-1 points0 points 6 years ago (2 children). Ryan uses Personal Capital to track and manage his finances. It's all good though /u/SANDYSQUID, those people who act like your supervisor spend so much of their time being angry about small things that they'll probably die of heart attacks before they're 40. Military members who began their years of active duty or reserve service before Sept. 8, 1980, are eligible for a retirement pension that … Glad to hear that your son is having a great day surrounded by family who loves and cares for him! My Chaplin has been my rock, and I'm an atheist yet hes still available to sit down and chat with when I'm having a rough week. Decent pay. He didn't listen and ended up getting out a few months ago. Unfortunately, there is no one easy way to get out of the military before your service is complete. Many of the pay benefits you get are tax free. Tomorrow I'm going teach my son how to shoot, look forward to it. I saw way too many cheating spouses, male and female. [–]batsdx 00Answer Link-1 points0 points1 point 6 years ago (0 children). Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. Generally, there are not a lot of benefits for military members just based on 6 years of military service. I would like to purchase 5 years of military service toward my civil service time, but I’m not sure I’m eligible. You were duped. He also writes about personal finance and investing at Cash Money Life. This means you can't quit if they send you somewhere you don't want to go. Military Benefits After 4 Years of Service. Learn about the benefits available to you and your family. Just to complicate things, where and when you served in the military can have an impact on your eligibility for certain veterans benefits… 3 0. If your release from active duty was before January 1, 2013, then you must use the benefits within 15 years. Also called High-36 or “military retired pay,” this is a defined benefit plan. more >>, Askreddit is not your soapbox, personal army, or advertising platform. The only thing I've had to pay out of pockets for the kids are the little dental co-pays. [–]mcjagga 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (1 child). I too have a 6 year old son and he is the most important thing in the world to me. If they paid $100 per month for 6 months they get educational assistance in the form of tuition, books, and living expenses. Anonymous. Education. With added specialty pays (dive, nuclear, language, etc) plus medical and dental, and allowances and bonuses, you will find it very competitive with civilian sector salary. Everyone who took part in a war is guilty as charged. The title may contain two, short, necessary context sentences. You were fighting for shit you did not understand nor were not meant to.