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    Can they activate at retirement?

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    My DBF filed for retirement from the Navy reserves last summer. Ceremony's done and it's all over but the paperwork. We still haven't gotten his retirement orders. Now he's telling me they may send activation orders instead (!)

    His rank's Commander (line officer). He hasn't served active duty or on a ship in about fifteen years, and he now works for the DoD as a civilian employee.

    How big is the risk of him getting called up? If his retirement papers come through, do I get to breath a sigh of relief then, or can they still snag him? He has 22 years total service.

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    Yes. After retirement from AD, he can be "recalled" at any time. Unlike the IRR, which is usually only four years after getting out.
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    Greaaat.

    He was VTU for the past five years- his boss at DoD didn't want to give him up for two weeks, and he couldn't do them at the base where he worked. Prior to that he was active reserve.
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    I don't know about the reserves but we knew a senior chief who was due to retire from active duty and was "stop lossed" to go IA to Afghanistan for one year back in 2007.
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    kinda an old thread. Going to close this one.

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