I am in IDES at 18 1/2 yrs and losing retirement benefits. DoD 20% and VA 100%. I requested VA Ratings Reconsideration to get 30% for medical retirement eligibility. I must submit my COAD packet NLT Friday 8 FEB - waiting for O6 memo. I haven't found any info regarding the rate of COAD requests being approved but I am still looking.