After completing 20 years of creditable service for retired pay (m-day) in the Army National Guard, you will qualify for retired pay.
Soldiers pay will begin one month following their 60th birthday and will continue each month after that for the rest of their life. This will add to any other government or private retirement plans for you which you are eligible.
For more information regarding your retired pay or to make an appointment for application assistance:
Retirement Services Office (RSO)
SSG Nykeah C. Williams
TNARNG Joint Force Headquarters
3041 Sidco Drive
P.O. Box 41502
Nashville, TN 37204-1502
PHONE: (615) 313-0621
Procedures for retirement application:
Soldiers are encouraged to apply for retired pay benefits 12 months prior to your 60th birthday. Some Soldiers may qualify for Early-Age Drop retirement under the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2008. Please contact your RSO for additional details.
You will need to take the following documents:
NGB 23D- Notification of Eligibility for Retired Pay (20-Year Letter) or 15-year letter
DD Form 1883 or DD 2656-5: Survivor’s Benefit Election Certificate
NGB 23- Retirement Points History Statement
NGB 22- Report of Separation and Record of Service
You will receive informational brochures for:
- TRICARE Medical and Dental Benefits
- Survivor Benefits
*Approximately 1-2 months prior to reaching age 60, you should receive a Retired Pay Account Statement (RPAS) from DFAS in London, KY. Additionally you will receive a certificate of service and your retired list order from the U.S Army Human Resource Command (HRC) which is effective on your 60th birthday.
Upon reaching age 60, you and any current dependents that have ID cards will need to have new I.D. cards issued at a military installation. I.D. Card issuances are available daily at the Headquarters on Sidco Drive. The phone numbers for the I.D. Card Office is (615) 313-0854 or (615) 313-0594.
If you have any questions, contact your Personnel Office at the TNARNG Joint Force Headquarters, (615) 313-0842.
All drilling Soldiers must send requests for both seminars through their unit administrative personnel. The request should then be forwarded to the Retirement Services Office. A pre-requisite for the 20-Year Letter / RCSBP Seminar is that the Soldier must have recently received a 20 or 15 year letter. Soldiers who would like to attend the Pre-Retirement seminar should be between the ages of 58-60.
2015 Pre-Retirement & 20-Year Letter/Reserve Component Survivors Benefit Seminars
Contact the Joint Public Affairs Office at: 615-313-0633
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