US Army retirement circa 1993 question

US Army retirement circa 1993 question

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    If someone could help out with a family "discussion" please. What was the lowest enlisted rank that could stay in for 25 years before retiring...circa 1993?
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    The research I'm finding is SSG (E6)....High Year of Tenure

    But I'm looking for specific guidance from 1993.
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    I don't think that has changed since I was in so has been that was since the early 80s.

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    HYT has been changing pretty quick over the last few years. I will look it up when I get to work my guess for active duty would be E7.
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    I am almost positive it was E7, not E6. Unless the E6 was on the promotion list (army). Actually, I think E7 was for 22 years now that I think of it
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    It depended on MOS. They had an up or out policy. How ever Some MOS's it did not apply. And many wavers were granted.

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    E-6 and O-4 both have to retire at 20 years of active service. The answer is E-7 at 24 years and E-8 and O-5, who both must retire at 26 years unless waived, which since the GWOT has been not uncommon.

    Officers promotions and retirement is managed under DOPMA and are the same for all Services:

    Navy Officer Promotion Chart

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    For Enlisted it can vary between Services but generally E-6 / 20 years; E-7 / 24 years; E-8 / 26 years and E-9 / 30 years
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty901 View Post
    It depended on MOS. They had an up or out policy. How ever Some MOS's it did not apply. And many wavers were granted.
    This was the way it was in the Navy in 93. The book said E6 - 20, E7 -24 but because some NEC's (same as MOS) were very difficult for promotions especially after the draw downs following the cold war, waivers were not uncommon.

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    Well, if that person's last duty station was the brig, technically it could be E-1.
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