Retired Services

U.S. Army Retired Services

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Mission: Army Retirement Services, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA), provides information on benefits and entitlements to active duty Soldiers and Families preparing for retirement and to Retired Soldiers and Families through Army installation Retirement Services Officers (RSO), the pilot Army Reserve RSO at Ft Snelling, MN, and ARNG State RSOs. In accordance with AR 600-8-7, Army Retirement Services develops Army policy and procedures for the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) program; publishes the HQDA bulletin for the Retired Soldier, Army Echoes; develops policy for the operation of the Army Retirement Services Program; and administers the Army Chief of Staff's (CSA) Retiree Council.

Information regarding services for retirees can be accessed through the Army Deputy Chief of Staff website at the following link: https://soldierforlife.mil

WVA Retiree Services Office

Effective July 19, 2019, the Retiree Services Office located on Watervliet Arsenal is closed until further notice. All services that were offered at the arsenal are available on the web at https://soldierforlife.mil or at the nearest offices on Fort Drum and West Point.

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In addition to producing the tools that protect and support our warfighters, Watervliet Arsenal is also a manufacturer of items for the non-defense industry. Recent clients include the New York State Department of Transportation and Atlas Copco Inc.

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