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I finished

my degree while on active duty as an enlisted soldier. I already had two years completed when I went on active duty. It paid off. I made E7 in 7 years and started out as an E1. Civilian education is only a portion what they look at during the centralized promotion board, but it greatly makes you stand out from your peers.