No. 73-604.

417 U.S. 72 (1974)

94 S.Ct. 2167

40 L.Ed.2d 668


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided May 28, 1974.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Arthur B. Hanson argued the cause for petitioner in No. 73-604. With him on the briefs was Charles A. Smith. William A. Dougherty, by appointment of the Court, 416 U.S. 934, argued the cause and filed briefs for petitioners in No. 73-5661.

William L. Patton argued the cause for respondents in both cases. With him on the brief were Solicitor General Bork, Acting Assistant Attorney General Jaffe, Robert E. Kopp, and Anthony J. Steinmeyer.

MR. JUSTICE WHITE delivered the opinion of the Court.

Congress has provided in 10 U. S. C. § 687 (a)1 that an otherwise eligible member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces, who is involuntarily released from active duty, "and who has completed, immediately before his release, at least five years of continuous active duty, is entitled to a readjustment payment computed by multiplying his years of active service . . . by two...

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