Originally posted by Snack'ums:
LT, daddy Warcrimes is correct if you fail to get picked up on your second look then you have 7 months and 1 day from the release of the selection list before your officially out the Army. The TERA is for those who get passed over twice for promotion and have between 15-20yrs in service and even to be considered for that you have to submit a packet to a review board where they would determine if you should be able to retire with less that 20yrs but more than 15. I have a couple of warrant buddies who's in the situation and are now trying to retire with 17yrs
I hope that helps
We have a LT in our unit that got passed over twice and is leaving the service (you still get boarded for LT to CPT). I thought the IRR requirement was if you did not have the 8 year of obligated service completed but I am not a recruiter or career counselor. Snackums is correct about TERA in regards to individuals that were passed over with 15 years of AFS already served.
I do not know if this is accurate but I thought that I read, you can possibly resign your commission and re-enter the reserve component as an enlisted. Your reserve retirement will take into account for your highest earnings into its computation. If you are separated, a separation specialist will provide you the latest information on your options.
About the OERs, it is clear as day, if you are among the best, fully qualified or marginal. Your senior rater comments are essential to the board (e.g. top 1% of officer rated).
The passed LT that I know was fired from his staff position so I can only think that the OER was not up to snuff.