ok, i can't be the only DE offr who is planning to take avantage of my IPP and extract for a second career with a bit of cash, but there seems to be little info on the matter. is it really as simple as running out your IRC, and JPA leaps into action, or are there a few hoops to jump through? furthermore i wander if people have kept quiet with their career managers about their intent for fear of dissappionting jobs. i get the basics of the pension system [hoping that it doesn't change enormously!!!], but in particular would be interrested in views on the following: 1. The process itself especially as the pension differences between PVR and running out your engagement appear significant 2. My IRC appears to take me beyond my 16 year point [including time at RMAS]. is this normal? 3. Confirmation that taking a RegC is not the way forward if you are going for 16 years. 4. How to play it with your career manager so you dont command the worst sub-unit in your cap badge. Any views especially from those who have been through or are in the process of leaving would be welcome. thanks. Details: DE Offr, graduate, no unique pay/job, on IRC, AFPS 75.