The Montgomery GI Bill Active-Duty (MGIB-AD/CH 30) was created on 01 July 1985 to incorporate Active Duty Soldiers back into civilian life. It is offered to all active duty service members (to include AGR Soldiers) upon entry into Active Duty Service.
For most Soldiers this GI Bill offers the most benefit. This benefit also allows Soldiers to add to their Ch 30 benefits by paying additional money into it (commonly known as plus-up).
AGR Soldiers must serve 3 consecutive yrs before they can receive their benefits, but they can start to contribute as soon as their tour begins.
In order to qualify, Soldiers must have either served in an Active Component or have been in Title 10 AGR Status after 01 July 1985. All Title 32 AGR Soldiers must have been AGR after 28 November 1989. Note: Any title 32 AGR Soldier prior to November 1989 could have enrolled in the program but they only had a 9 month window to do so from October 1996-July 1997.