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02-09-12, 08:16 PM #1
Question Concerning extra leave for reserves
I'm finishing up my MOS school in a couple weeks and heard a "rumor" from a PFC...Yes I know usually not right but I wanted to ask someone who might know this answer.
He said that all reserves get paid from the government for the extra leave that they did not use over the period of time in active duty. Not sure if its true or if its a new policy.
I searched this before posting it and yes I didnt find anything but maybe google.com didn't work for this PFC!
02-09-12, 08:38 PM #2
Wait for an official answer ----
However first reaction -if it sounds too good to be true -------
02-09-12, 09:56 PM #3
Just don't sound right,Semper Fidelis.
02-09-12, 10:32 PM #4
You can either take leave or sell it back. The amount is calculated by taking your basic pay and dividing by 30. If you mobilize (go on active duty orders) you will earn leave at 2.5 days per month.
02-10-12, 05:06 AM #5
From what i heard, you can sell your leave back to the government. You might as well do that, since you take leave 28 days a month.
02-10-12, 07:45 AM #6
When you show up to your unit they are going to include your leave in your first pay check unless you ask them to do otherwise. If you ask them to do otherwise, they are probably going to look at you like an idiot and make you talk to your new Plt. Sgt. or Cpl. before allowing you to not pay out the leave.
Just remember, you cannot take leave for drill weekends. The only reason you could save it would be in hopes of taking ADOS orders (like being a clerk for a unit at their state side HQ while the rest of them are deployed) and using the leave then. HOWEVER, the chances of being allowed to use that leave are practically none, as the unit probably needs you if they are willing to spend money on having a reservist join them for any period of time.
Long story short, take the pay out. You can't use it to get out of drill weekends and you will probably never get to use it. Why wait for 6 years to get money that you can have now? Its not like it will appreciate in value more than 5 or 10 dollars...
02-10-12, 11:03 AM #7
02-10-12, 01:40 PM #8
Alright thank you for the information! This helped alot and I will be doing that trading my leave in.
02-10-12, 02:16 PM #9
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