Mandatory Removal Date (MRD) Calculator

How to Determine Your MRD

The data you input to the MRD Calculator Application provides you with on-screen information to establish or verify information concerning officer mandatory removal dates. This calculator is designed to assist USARC, HRC, Regional Support Commands and Troop Program Units, in the computation and validation of officer mandatory removal dates in the automated personnel systems.

The calculator uses the current rules provided by the Reserve Officer Personnel Management Act (ROPMA) regarding mandatory removal dates. It cannot be used in cases where pre-ROPMA rules apply.

If you have any questions concerning the MRD Calculation Application, contact the Human Resources Contact Center 1-888-ARMY-HRC (1-888-276-9472).

What's Your MRD?
Current Rank Help on Current Rank
Date of Birth Help on Date of Birth
Appointment Date Help on Appointment Date
Breaks in Service/Educational Delay (Total) Help on Breaks in Service

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How Are Grades Used?

Grades are used to apply the basic rules for MRD calculations based on years of service.

Grade Rule
MG 35 years commissioned service or 5 years in grade or age 64
BG 30 years commissioned service or 5 years in grade or age 62
COL 30 years commissioned service
LTC and below 28 years commissioned service

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How is Date of Birth Used?

For COL and LTC and below, the MRD calculated cannot be greater than the 60th Birth Date. For BG, the maximum age is 62. For MG, the maximum age is 64. Officers in theses grades must be removed from an active status on the last day of the month in which he/she becomes the age previously stated.

Designated AMEDD officers and Chaplains may be retained beyond age 60 if approved by a board action and issued a memorandum of MRD extension and retention orders (if the officer has more than 20 qualifying years of service for retired pay). See MRD Extension

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How is Date of Appointment Used?

The date of appointment as a commissioned officer is the start point for computing an officer's years of commissioned service. Source documents that are used are the Oath of Office (DA Form 71), Appointment Memorandum, or in the case of an officer originally appointed in the Army National Guard, the date of Temporary Federal Recognition.

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Breaks in Service/Educational Delay

For most officers, the only break in years of commissioned service will be a complete discharge from the service followed by a reappointment action with at least a 24-hour break.

A Reserve officer's years of service include all service of the officer as a commissioned officer of a uniformed service other than the following:

  • Service as a Warrant Officer (includes commissioned warrant officers)
  • Constructive service
  • Service after appointment as a commissioned officer of a Reserve component while in a program of advanced education to obtain the first professional degree required for appointment designation, or assignment to a professional specialty, but only if that service occurs before the officer commences initial service on active duty or initial service in the Ready Reserve in the specialty that results from such a degree. The exclusion of this service does not apply to service performed by an officer who previously served in active duty or participated as a member of the Ready Reserve. The law does not apply to officers who served in the Simultaneous Membership program (SMP).

Professional Specialty Officers are officers appointed or assigned to the following:

  • Medical Corps
  • Dental Corps
  • Veterinary Corps
  • Medical Service Corps
  • Army Nurse Corps
  • Army Medical Specialist Corps
  • Chaplain
  • Judge Advocate

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