Frequently Asked Questions

Am I Eligible to Request Transfer to the Awaiting Pay?

  • Will I have earned at least 20 satisfactory years of service before my requested Retirement Date? 
  • Do I have enough satisfactory time in grade to retire at my current grade? 
  • Have I submitted my request at least 4 months (but not earlier than 14 months) before my requested retirement date? 
  • Is my requested retirement date on the first day of the month?  Is my requested retirement date on or before my Reserve ECC? (enlisted only)  Is my requested retirement date at least 2 weeks after my EAS?  Is my requested retirement date on or before my Mandatory Removal Date? (officers only)  If I earned my 20th satisfactory year before 25 April 2005, have my last 6 years been satisfactory Reserve service? 

Marine Corps Reserve Association
8626 Lee Highway
Suite 205
Fairfax, VA 22031-2135
Phone: (703)289-1204

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