I have 18 yrs and two months in the National guard. Work as a title 32 tech. 60 percent VA disability. Two deployments and a two year active tour plus 3+ years of ADOS totalling just over 4000 active retirement points. I've been trying to hold on until 20 years (reserve side) so I qualify for retirement at 57 (w my qualifying periods). We got a notice of sourcing (NOS) for a deployment next year in the spring. Worried my back, knees, and hip can't take it. Thinking of speaking with my command in the very near future. I'm not too concerned on the tech side if I get out. Hopefully I'll get the 60/40, but I'm more concerned w my mil retirement. If I throw in the towel now and finish my MEB/PEB at 19yrs and a few months, do I risk getting a severance rather than a retirement. My conditions are service connected, I have LODs, but i'm a little concerned that DoD might not rate me as high. Just don't want any big surprises. Anyone ever have DoD come back with something way different than VA? If anyone can explain a bunch of this, I'd appreciate. I've posted another thread before, but things have changed and I really don't think I can suck it up through 20....maybe could wait until the fall, but I don't think that would be fair to my unit.