Quote from carolinapooh
no, it doesn't.
terminal leave is not added onto your initial commitment, it's time you already owe the military. all the "terminal" denotes is you're not earning leave while you're on that leave.
when you are on terminal leave you are still on active duty recieving active duty pay & earing leave.
when i separated in 2000, i had 31 days of leave on the books. i started terminal leave on 1 april 2000. for that time period, i was still considered to be on active duty. (which means you are active and recieve active pay & benefits) as of 1 may 00 at 0001 hours, i was officially in inactive status and had completed my four year commitment. this is how it works across the dod.
what date is on your dd214 is it april 1 or may 1? you are correct in that you are in reserve status once your terminal leave ends and it is past the date on your dd214. you are correct in that it works the same way across the dod.
terminal leave is not added on - it's how you burn off leave you have without losing money in taxes by having it cashed out.
you still pay taxes on terminal leave but not at a lump sum rate. also you countinue to get your bah & bas while on terminal leave where if you cashed out you only recieve your base pay.
when you get to cot (and i'm headed there in october), you have started a new term of service and you are already commissioned when you get there. it can't help you with gaining that e. there's no big pay difference anyway.
your time in service does not change, tis includes active & inactive time along with enlisted & commissioned time. no there is not a hugh difference between an o1 & o1e but every dollar helps.
o1 e with 6 years tis = 3589.30/month
o1 with 6 years tis = $3340.50/month
o3e with 14 years tis= 5844.90/month
o3 with 14 years tis = 5799.70/month
o3e tops out at 6146.70/month
o3 tops out at 5799.70/month
you also have to consider appox 100-150 a month for for housing depending on location.
looks like a nice difference once you make captian and have some tis.
i am speaking as a former enlisted sailor reserve & active and commissioned officer in the army active & reserves.
sounds like you did no not have 1460 points, if you do your personal office or dfas should catch the problem but if they do not and you want the extra money later it can be hard to get changed.