Hmm! Forced Early Retirement?!?
Well, I've really been digging thru my options and accounts the last few weeks.
I called my HR office today with a question.* I am a military technician, so I am required to maintain my military membership in the national guard to work my federal job (DoD).
Well, I have a mandatory removal date of 2024, at which time I hit 28 years of comissioned service as an officer.* That puts me a few months shy of my 58th birthday and also makes me eligible for a Discontinued Service Retirement thru FERs.*
Since I will be forced out, I don't get hit with the early retirement penalty for retiring under age 62 (or 60, forgot which).*
That is pretty sweet, and makes me rethink my plan to retire from the national guard after 20 good years of service...