Reserve Component Retirement System
If you are a U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard member, you must meet the following minimum requirements to be eligible for retired pay at age 60:
be at least 60 years of age; and
have performed at least 20 years of qualifying service computed under Section 12732, Title 10, United States Code; and
have performed the last six years of qualifying service while a member of the Active Reserve; and
not be entitled, under any other provision of law, to retired pay from an armed force or retainer pay as a member of the Fleet Reserve or the Fleet Marine Corps Reserve; and
must apply for retired pay by submitting an application to the branch of service you were assigned to at time of your discharge or transfer to the Retired Reserve. For those serving in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve the address is Commander, U.S. Army Human Resources Command ATTN: AHRC-PAP-T, 1 Reserve Way, St. Louis, MO 63132-5200.
RETIREMENT POINTS ACCOUNTING SYSTEM (RPAS)
Before 1982, there was no centralized or automated capture and storage of accumulated points for members of the USAR. Each year’s points for Troop Program Unit soldiers were recorded and filed in their Military Personnel Records Jacket (MPRJ). The soldier received an annual automated data processing punch card, which recorded the previous retirement years’ (RY) earned points.
The Reserve Component Personnel and Administration Center (now U.S. Army Reserve Personnel Command or HRC-STL) eventually developed a semi-automated system for capturing and s