April 9th, 2007

TVD // Caroline sunlight

Retirement questions

I'm wondering what retirement from the military entails - true retirement, after dedicating twenty-odd years to the air force and you're someone respected. Would there be a ceremony? Could it be done privately? If there's a ceremony, who would be there? And does this vary depending on the rank?

Also, after you've been promoted to General, how long do you have to serve before being able to retire?

I've googled around but most links speak about military pension, which not what I need for my fic. Thanks in advance.