Enclosure (1) to COMDTINST 1760.9A
D. ( cont'd) assistance. Entitlement is limited to 1 month of educational assistance benefits for
each month of active duty served.
Within the first 2 weeks of active duty, all individuals eligible for the MGIB must
complete Form DD-2366 (in triplicate), signing all copies and indicating whether they
wish to participate or not participate in the program. Members participating in the
program will have their monthly base pay reduced 0.00 for each of the first 12
months on active duty. Form CG-4222 will be used to authorize the pay reduction.
The member's decision to participate or not participate in the MGIB is
IRREVOCABLE. THE 00.00 IS NOT REFUNDABLE FOR ANY REASON AND
CANNOT BE SUSPENDED OR STOPPED.
Members failing to submit a completed DD-2366 are automatically enrolled in the
INELIGIBILITY FOR THE MGIB EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Service member who graduates from the Coast Guard Academy or other Service
Academy and receives a commission in the Armed Forces.
Personnel who receive a commission upon graduation from a college or university under
a government funded scholarship program. Those individuals completing a government
funded program without a scholarship are eligible to participate in the MGIB.
Coast Guard MORE, PPEP and PA candidates.
Service members entering active duty, for the first time, during the period 1 January
1977 through 30 June 1985. These people were only authorized educational benefits
under the Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)(Chapter 32) and are
ineligible to participate in the MGIB program. (NOTE: Individuals who contracted
with the Armed Services before 31 December 1976 and entered active duty between 1
January 1977 and 2 January 1978 under the Delayed Entry Program (DEP) are not
VEAP eligibles. Instead, they were eligible for the Vietnam