Originally Posted by Deberg_1990
It says he was in for 16 years...why didnt he stay for 4 more to draw a pension and health care for life?
I was wondering the same thing. Moreover, I thought it was only 18 (at least it used to be).
I'm trying to feel bad for the guy and a small part of me does, but in the end he was very close to being able to lock up lifetime salary and medical care.
He chose to resign his commission; he didn't have to.