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Thread: What's your opinion of using "retired" for those w/less than 20 yrs of service?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Measure Man View Post
    Disclaimer: I am 20% disabled myself...having never been in combat. I've used it for the no-funding fee VA home loan, and tuition free college for a child in California. It is what it is. I'm not going to turn down benefits like that.
    Exactly. It's a "title" that's given that is in compliance with the current regulations. If there is a problem, it's with the system, not with the retired/veteran/disabled veterans.

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    Yep, the term is the term ... if you meet the criteria you have earned it.

    If you think someone didn't do what you did, sacrifice what you sacrificed etc to get the title then that is probably your issue and not one with them (excluding fakers / posers).

    A few of other potential terms to try to get as many people a title that covers their specific situation:

    Retired (30+ years of service)
    Retired (over 20 years of service)
    Retired (20 Years on the dot)
    Retired (Early, less than 20 years of service)
    Retired (Combat Veteran)
    Retired (Deployed to Combat Zone, Non-Combat Veteran)
    Retired (Non-Combat Zone Deployed Veteran)
    Retired (Deployment Veteran)
    Retired (Never Deployed)
    Retired (Never left CONUS)
    Retired (Medical, Combat Disabled)
    Retired (Medical, Non-Combat Disabled)
    Retired (Medical, Intramural Sports Disabled)
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    Not that I am saying this is something that should be done but I would not be opposed (and would actually welcome) some designation that identifies a combat injured disabled vet and sets him/her apart from those of us who have rather benign conditions that meet the threshold with the VA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJMAC77SP View Post
    Not that I am saying this is something that should be done but I would not be opposed (and would actually welcome) some designation that identifies a combat injured disabled vet and sets him/her apart from those of us who have rather benign conditions that meet the threshold with the VA.
    There is one benefit that they get - if they become federal employees, they get to double-dip on their active duty time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stalwart View Post
    Yep, the term is the term ... if you meet the criteria you have earned it.

    If you think someone didn't do what you did, sacrifice what you sacrificed etc to get the title then that is probably your issue and not one with them (excluding fakers / posers).

    A few of other potential terms to try to get as many people a title that covers their specific situation:

    Retired (30+ years of service)
    Retired (over 20 years of service)
    Retired (20 Years on the dot)
    Retired (Early, less than 20 years of service)
    Retired (Combat Veteran)
    Retired (Deployed to Combat Zone, Non-Combat Veteran)
    Retired (Non-Combat Zone Deployed Veteran)
    Retired (Deployment Veteran)
    Retired (Never Deployed)
    Retired (Never left CONUS)
    Retired (Medical, Combat Disabled)
    Retired (Medical, Non-Combat Disabled)
    Retired (Medical, Intramural Sports Disabled)
    Awesome list Stalwart. Can you add "service connected disability <50%, pays for own disability" to the retired 20 and up terms?
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