Early Retirement Credit Under 12304b Orders

Army Guardsmen on deployment mission
Army Guardsmen on deployment mission

The Issue

National Guard servicemembers have deployed under U.S.C Title 10, Section 12304b orders since 2012 for pre-planned missions in support of Combatant Commands, but are not authorized to receive the same benefits provided under other overseas mobilization authorities.


Authorize the full complement of benefits currently afforded to other overseas mobilizations for National Guard and Reserve servicemembers serving under 12304b orders, includes:

  • Providing for reduction in age for eligibility of retired pay.
  • Providing eligibility protection for training and rehabilitation services interrupted by deployments.
Air National Guard
Army National Guard
Pay and Benefits