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For the masses. I’m currently AD with almost 19 years (prior-E). C-17 background and currently flying the T-1. I’d like to continue to serve in a part-time capacity. Does anyone have any idea of how successful someone would be making the transition to the Guard/Reserves, with that much time in. I’d prefer a C-17 unit, but would accept any job, if/when I’m hired by the airlines. 

2nd option:  Completing 20 years AD, then going Guard/Reserves?

thanks in advance

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I joined my unit at 19 years and 9 months.

For me, I was non-current, so they were worried that I would retire as soon as I got current. I just had to convince them that I wouldn't do that. Otherwise, there is no issue continuing to serve past twenty other than commissioned HYT at 24 (Major) and 28 (Lt Col).

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Can you explain why you would stay in at 20 when you could get out and start collecting your pension and start a second career? Staying in past 20 seems a lot like working for a $30,000-50,000 discount.

I’m genuinely interested. I think it would be great to have the opportunity to stay in after 20, but I can’t justify it. Kids college and retirement is expensive. Curious if there’s a perspective I haven’t considered that makes more sense.

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I don't think there is a financial justification for staying past 20, you do it because you have a desire to continue serving/flying that is more important than maxing out your pay for the period of time you go past 20. To each their own.

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