Active Guard/Reserve (AGR)

​​​New hire AGRs will likely meet eligibility for either the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty (CH. 30) or the Post-9/11 GI Bill (CH. 33).
New hire AGRs must complete an Incentives and Education Benefits counseling and a counseling on the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty (CH. 30).
 
Montgomery GI Bill- Active Duty (Chapter 30): Montgomery GI Bill- Active Duty Ch30.pdfMontgomery GI Bill- Active Duty Ch30.pdf
 
How an AGR qualifies:
Have qualifying active duty service on or after July 1, 1985, or AGR service after November 29, 1989.
  • -Complete two years on Active Duty or AGR (Title 10/32) for 80% rate.
  • ​​-Complete three years on Active Duty or AGR (Title 10/32) for 100% rate.
    • >Must complete 24 months before use.
  • -Complete a mobilization of at least two continuous years (730 days), or complete 20 months of a 730 day mobilization and be discharged at the convenience of the government.
  • -Have pay reduced by $1,200.

What an AGR would recieve, if electing into Ch. 30:

A monthly payment paid directly to the Soldier based on amount of active duty served.

  • 3+ years of service = $2,122 per month.
  • 2-3 years of service = $1,722 per month.

Top Up Program: If on active duty, you can use the MGIB-AD to pay tuition expenses not paid by the tuition assistance.

Optional Plus-Up Program: Allows Soldiers to contribute up to an additional $600 which will increase your monthly benefit up to $150 per month.

 

If the AGR accepts this benefit:

  • -Complete blocks 1, either 2 or 3 (read to determine which one) of the DD2366.pdfDD2366.pdf
  • -Complete Payroll Deduction
  • -Complete the DD2366-1.pdfDD2366-1.pdf (if wanted for the optional Plus-Up Program)
  • -Send the completed documents listed above to the Iowa National Guard Education & Incentives Branch at ​​​ng.ia.iaarng.list.g1-education-services@mail.mil for further processing.

If the AGR declines this benefit:

*Understand by declining MGIB-AD your election is an irrevocable decision.  With this election you will NOT be able to enroll at a later date.
 
Review these flyers for more information before you make your election for MGIB-AD, complete this counseling CH 30 Enrollment Process_DA 4856- SM NAME.pdfCH 30 Enrollment Process_DA 4856- SM NAME.pdf, and send to the Iowa National Guard Education & Incentives Branch at ​​​ng.ia.iaarng.list.g1-education-services@mail.mil for further processing.
 
 
New hire AGRs must contact the Education & Incentives Branch to determine what happens to any current incentives or education benefits upon becoming AGR. Should there be any current incentives or benefits effected, these must be listed in the Plan of Action portion of this counseling, signed, and emailed to the Iowa National Guard Education & Incentives Branch at ​​​ng.ia.iaarng.list.g1-education-services@mail.mil for further processing. New Hire AGR_DA 4856_ SM NAME.pdfNew Hire AGR_DA 4856_ SM NAME.pdf
 
 
How to sign up for Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA):
  • POC at Rock Island Arsenal: (309)782-1606
  • $250 per credit hour / $4,000 per Fiscal Year
  • Sign up by using "Army IgnitED"
Free to Military and Military Spouses:
DANTES CLEP, DSST, ACT, SAT testing is free to Military Spouses.
 
Degree Planning:
Need help with a degree plan?  Contact the Education Support Center at 1-866-628-599
 
Troop to Teachers:
Troops/Spouses to Teachers Troops_to_Teachers.pdfTroops_to_Teachers.pdf, learn more by calling 1-877-530-2765 or visit http://www.ProudToServeAgain.com