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The previous policy stated members separating under force-shaping before completing the required four years would keep their eligibility to transfer their benefits. This was expanded to include officers who were involuntarily separated due to being passed over for promotions and enlisted personnel separating under high-year tenure policies. 

Over the centuries, the perseverance of our Founding Fathers and the true grit of the American people turned a ragtag bunch of rebellious, volunteer militia men into the most formidable defens…