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What is the MRD Major in the IRR? Is it 28 years of service,

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what is the MRD for a Major in the IRR? Is it 28 years of service, or less?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Military Law
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 1 year ago.

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Is this for a reservist?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
for someone in the IRR
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Allen M., Esq. replied 1 year ago.

The MRD for any rank LTC and below is 28 years. 10 USC 14507(a)

There is no differing MRD for those on the IRR. Time service in the IRR also counts, just as regular service years, against the total MRD.

Expert:  Allen M., Esq. replied 1 year ago.

Here is a DoD instruction which talks about the management of those officers placed on the IRR.

It does not state any differing calculation method for determining the MRD and instead simply requires that any member of the IRR must have their mandatory removal date record maintained for purposes of removal.

In reviewing other branch specific regulations concerning the MRD, there is more direct language specifying that IRR still counts as MRD years and only a resignation of the commission stops that time from counting.

You can see this stated in Chapter 3, which discusses exclusions from MRD time. "Commissioned service time does not include service held as an enlisted member, warrant officer, civilian break from military service, or constructive credit and must be excluded from the calculation. Note that time spent in the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) and Inactive National Guard (ING) counts toward MRD; only time when an officer has resigned their commission and is no longer a military member may be excluded from the MRD calculation."

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