One of the many benefits of serving in the National Guard is the opportunity
to qualify for a non-regular or Reserve retirement.
The basic requirements to qualify for a Reserve retirement are:
- Attain 20 qualifying years of service – a qualifying year
of service is credited for each year in which the member has
earned at least 50 points during his or her anniversary year.
- Serve the last eight years in a Reserve Component. During
the draw-down period, which expired December 31, 2001, the eight-year
requirement was reduced to the last six years.