Does break in service make you start over on the payscale? As far as I understand, if you do 5 years, then get out a couple of years, then go back in you only have to do 15 years to have your 20 for retirement. How does pay work though? If I were to get out with 5 years, do college for 6, then go back in as an O3 would I start with O3 pay with <1 year service or O3 with 5 years? And what about ribbons & warfare devices, do those stay no matter how long you stay out or are there time limits on all of this?