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March 4, 1950


JAMA. 1950;142(9):655-656. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910270045011

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Some members of the reserve components of the Armed Services are not familiar with the retirement benefits to which they are entitled by law. Public Law 810 of the Eightieth Congress states that any reserve officer or enlisted man who has performed satisfactory federal service for an aggregate of twenty years, the last eight of which have been as a member of a reserve component, is eligible for retirement pay on reaching the age of 60. The amount of such pay is proportionate to the highest rank satisfactorily held and to the relative number of years of active and inactive service.

The term "Federal Service" as used includes all active federal service in the United States Army, Air Force, federally recognized National Guard prior to 1933, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and all service in their reserve components other than active federal service performed prior to July 1, 1949, except

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