Enclosure (2) to COMDTINST 1760.9A
MONTGOMERY G.I. BILL - PROVISIONS FOR VIETNAM ERA G.I. BILL
ELIGIBLES CONVERTED TO MGIB
Service member must have been eligible for and had remaining entitlement under the
Vietnam Era G.I. Bill on 31 December 1989.
Service member must have been on active duty anytime between 19 October 1984
through 30 June 1985 and remained on active duty for 36 months after 30 June 1985, or
on continuous active duty for 30 months after 30 June 1985 and be separated for
convenience of the Government.
A member discharged or released from active duty after 30 June 1985 for a service-
connected disability or a hardship under 10 USC 1173, or a pre-service medical
condition that the DVA determines is not service-connected, may also convert limited
benefits to the MGIB. For those members separated after 1 October 1987 for
Convenience of the Government, due to an involuntary reduction in force (RIF), and
who have not met the active duty requirement previously stated, may also convert
limited benefits to the MGIB. Members in these categories will be able to convert one
month of their Vietnam Era G.I. Bill benefits that they have remaining as of 31
December 1989 for each month served after 30 June 1985. The conversion cannot
exceed 36 months.
A member must have met the requirements for a high school diploma or equivalency
certificate prior to separation or discharge from active duty or by 31 December 1989,
whichever date would be earlier. A diploma from any jurisdiction, including a foreign
country, meets the eligibility requirement for Vietnam Era G.I. Bill eligibles who will be
converted to the MGIB. Completion of 12 semester hours of college credit may be
substituted for this requirement.
Benefits for Vietnam Era G.I. Bill eligible personnel expired on 31 December 1989 and any
entitlement the member had remaining, as long as they met the conversion requirements, were
converted to the MGIB on 1 January 1990.