Normally, military reservists who perform at least 20 years of creditable service are eligible to receive retirement pay once they have reached the age of 60. For some military reservists this could mean waiting an additional 22 years before receiving retirement pay after completing 20 years of active military service. By contrast, retired active duty military personnel can start receiving retirement pay the month following their completion of 20 years of active military service. For some retired active duty military members this could mean receiving retirement pay as early as age 38. This research paper will examine the issue of retirement pay for military reservists. The research reveals that lowering the age at which military reservists are eligible to receive retirement pay will improve the overall readiness of our reserve forces. Recommendations are provided to suggest changing the age that a military reservist should be eligible to start receiving retirement pay.