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1. Any member who leaves, or left service with the State of Tennessee after completing any required probationary period, in order to perform military duty in the Armed Forces of the United States, and who is relieved or discharged from such duty, and is re-employed by the State of Tennessee within six (6) months after he/she is relieved of military duty, has the option to establish retirement credit four (4) years for military service in the Armed Forces of the United States (see paragraph 2, b, c, and d below).

2. Any member, or retired member, who served in the Armed Forces of the United States during any period of armed conflict, is entitled to receive retirement credit for such service, not to exceed an aggregate of four (4) years under the following conditions:

a)      Period of armed conflict including:
         World War I                  04/07/1917 - 11/11/1918
         World War II        12/07/1941 - 12/31/1946
         Korean Conflict    06/27/1950 – 01/31/1955
         Vietnam Era         02/28/1961 – 05/07/1975
         Gulf War              08/21/1990 – to a date set by law

b) The credit cannot be established in any other retirement system.

c) The veteran was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.

The credit may be granted conditionally upon the veteran becoming vested; prior to vesting, the credit may not be used to establish any rights under the State Retirement System.