I was in the Army Nat. Guard for 2 years and 11 months, got a conditional release in December of 2011, then joined the Army Reserves this march. By now I have been in the service for a little over 3 years. When I joined the Reserves, they said I would get a prior service enlistment bonus. Now I am looking at a possible hight weight / pt failure discharge (messed up my knee civilian side, let myself go a bit while I was recovering).
I read in AR 601-280 Sec 2, Paragraph 5 that they will recoup a percentage of the bonus equal to the years left unfufilled in my service obligation. Since I have been in a total of 3 years, is that half, or do they only count my time in the Reserves and not the guard?
When I "Re-enlisted" for a 6-year term, the career counselor told me that after 3 years my initial service obligation would be complete (due to this being a conditional release from the Guard to the Reserves and not an acutal re-enlistment) and that I could go IRR for the last three years.
Any imput from more educated / experienced sources?