Originally Posted by orinjkrush
sorry, not true. they offered it for several years. i have several friends who retired at 15. and not on medicals either. but, clearly not in effect now.
regardless, leaving at 16 is generally just not smart.
I know there were a few drawdown periods where they tried to get people out early (after the gulf war and again in the late 90s, I believe) but I think that was always a thing where they just bought out their retirement. I don't think I've ever heard of anyone being allowed to retire before 20 years.