aren't there other ways to qualify for this benefit if one does not meet the service requirement?
Mr. Simmons,Thank you for your many responses. I have one (lengthy) remaining question. Based on the following can any sort of appeal be made for eligibility for this benefit?1.) 7 months 22 days service IADT; (for the convenience of the Corps I was kept an additional 4.5 months assistant to Lt. Col Shields at MCCDC, Quantico (and cleaning toilets) while waiting for training to begin).2.) Continuous active support to the Gunny for 36 days activating our unit CO B 1STBN 25TH MAR when it was ordered to the Gulf . My transfer into the unit came through two days after they shipped out so I did not get to go with them. In addition I served 25 days supporting I&I STAFF ATL, but that unit only activated a few Marines with extensive prior Active Duty.3.) I applied for this benefit on the basis of the Active Duty provided for the convenience of the Corps during IADT (they kept me for 7 months instead of three) and on the active support I provided during the Gulf War. I am not a poster Marine based on points statements; However, I took the high road when the unit needed me during the Gulf War, and I did not pursue a medical discharge with pension for my gunshot ankle. 4.) Had some hardship issues so I don't have anything close to 6 satisfactory years, but am honorably discharged. Best regards,Jon
All the best, Phil.
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