The U.S. Army is terminating the use of temporary early retirement authority (TERA) for Soldiers with less than 20, but at least 15 years of service. Soldiers eligible for TERA must submit a request through their chain of command no later than Jan. 15. Commanders are required to expedite the applications, as the authority to approve TERA requests will expire on Feb. 28. The only exception is for Soldiers whose results from the fiscal 2017 promotion selection board will not be released until after Jan 15. They must submit a TERA request no later than 30 calendar days from the release of the board results. Soldiers approved for TERA must retire no later than Sept. 1.
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