High year of tenure (HYT) extension and mandatory separation date (MSD) waivers allow eligible reservists to serve past their normal retirement date if they are interested in continuing their Air Force Reserve careers. Before applying for a HYT or MSD waiver, the member should consider various criteria, which are used to evaluate waiver requests. Also, the member's performance and long-term record must warrant submission, the member should be mission-ready and an extension request should not be submitted solely to get a member to retirement. Members will be prohibited from participating past their MSD or HYT without an approved extension. For fiscal year 2018, extensions for 24 months or less will receive favorable consideration. Information on the MSD waiver process is available in the AFRC Guide for Requesting MSD Extensions and Service Credit and Points Beyond Age 60. Individual Reservists should direct any additional question regarding HYT and MSD waiver extensions to their servicing HQ RIO Detachment.
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