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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.

Your eligibility for the program normally ends the day you leave the Selected Reserve.

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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