I got out of the military almost a year ago. I am now considering going into the reserves. There is a lot of misinformation going around (my recruiter isn't really sure) about Time-in-rate as far as the advancement exam. I'm looking for someone who has experience with a break in service.
I was told that my time-in-rate resets from the day I reenlist in the reserves. Meaning I can't take the E-6 exam for 3 years. Even though I was already taking the E-6 advancement exam when I got out.
I got out in 2008 but I did a search and found the Advancement BUPERSINST. According the the instruction your time in rate with a break would be calculated using your new elistment date, but would revert to the begining of the advancement cycle so Jan 1 or June 1.
Answer by amandajoy21 at 6:35 AM on Feb. 23, 2012