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I have several years left on my contract, had my daughter several months ago and am going through some personal stuff on top of classes. My DH is also army and I'm honestly bogged down with everything. I'm trying to do so much and failing at all of it. My platoon sergeant recommended I look into taking a year to go inactive. She spoke with the CO, who would prefer for me to drill just once a quarter for a year.
I'm guess I would lose benefits (tuition waiver, tricare) if I went inactive guard? . I knew a SSG in my company who went IRR a while back because he had a heavy course load with his masters. I know it's on a special basis and you don't get paid but from what I hear it doesn't hurt your career. It just tacks on another year to your enlistment.
Any thoughts? I don't want to lose tricare and my tuition waiver though. Ordinarily I wouldn't even consider this, however my Platoon sergeant brought it up and both she and my commander are more than willing to work something out for me.