"You have completed all requirements to receive retired pay at age 60 under the provisions of references (a) and (b)."
That's how the letter started that I received yesterday. Hard to believe that it's been that long since I started medical school under the Health Profession Scholarship Program with the United States Navy.
They were some of the best years of my medical career. There is a certain camaraderie that one gains when you're in the same "canoe club." To all of my doctor, nurse, and corpsman colleagues before and to those who still serve, thank you.
(a) 10 U.S.C. 1223
(b) BUPERSINST 1001.39E