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To become eligible for Chapter 1606, you must have:

  • Completed Basic Training
  • Completed branch specific skill training
  • Received your high school diploma or equivalency before applying for benefits
  • A six-year obligation to serve in the Selected Reserve signed after June 30, 1985
  • Good standing in an active Selected Reserve unit

Once you become eligible for Chapter 1606, you will receive a DD 2384-1, Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) from your unit.

For more information on Chapter 1606 and eligibility requirements, reference https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/mgib_sr.asp 

Chapter 1606 Brochure

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