Unfortunately, most of my gained info on the MEB process came from searching and reading on this forum and the AFI regarding MEBs. However, the OAC was helpful whenever I contacted them regarding AFPC initially returning me to duty just because I was over 20. SMs normally request OAC assistance after receiving their PEB rating and need guidance/representation to appeal to the FPEB.NT3: I'm curious if you were advised by the OAC on any/all benefits to pursuing the MEB and subsequent Chapter 61 retirement versus the traditional length of service retirement. There is very little out there that explains in detail what some of the potential benefits are. I've read only scant rumors of frozen TRICARE premiums, and depending on the State and the DoD percentage, the potential for your retirement income being protected from garnishment in certain situations such as divorce.
Can you shed any light on what your particular experience has shown?