I spent about 3 months trying to join the Army reserve after being on active duty for a little over 15 yrs. I was joining for what was supposed to be a 15K bonus. When all was said and done it was dropped to a 10K bonus for six yrs. I said ok, no worries and read and signed the contract for the 10K bonus. Upon arrival at my reserve unit they asked me for proof of my MOS wich I provided to them so they could submit my bonus. Now when I went to MEPS I took all my 214's and my NGB 22's wich shows plain as day 21yrs total military service. The MEPS councilor straight up told me I qualified for the bonus but when my unit submitted the paper work to finance they kicked it back and said I had too many yrs and did'nt qualify for the bonus because I had over 15 yrs time in service. Now every recruiter and career councilor I spoke to prior to that said yea your good and the MEPS person as well who does this every single day. You can't tell me no one caught this obvious disqualifier. And now there telling me that its not a breech of contract and I have to do the 6 yrs. Let me ask you this. Why would a 40 yr old man join the Army reserve for six yrs just because. My wife and I are livid and doing research to figure out if theres a way out of it. I would'nt mind doing 2 or 3 yrs just because, but six for just drill pay, they're high!