The Blended Retirement System (BRS) is a modernize retirement
system that ensures that the vast majority of all uniformed members receives portable retirement benefit. It is an attractive option for those would like to serve but do not plan to retire in the military. The BRS is a
combination of reduced retired pay; Automatic & Matching DoD contributions to a member's Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) account; every military member who opts in will receive Continuation Pay (CP); Lump Sum Option - Service members who opt-in the BRS have the option to receive a percentage of their annuity/retired pay, 90 days prior to their retirement date for completing twenty or more years of service.