Army Changes Mandatory Retirement/Separation Age

The active duty Army has changed the mandatory retirement/separation age for active duty soldiers from age 55 to age 62, according to MILPER Message 06/104. In January, the Army changed their maximum enlistment age from 34 to 39. The change to the maximum separation/retirement age will allow soldiers who enlist at ages greater than 34 to obtain 20 years of service, which is required for active duty retirement pay.


Soldiers with questions pertainng to the new retention eligibility requirements should contact their servicing career counselors.

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