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Military FAQ

I am a National Guard member that has been called to Title 32 orders for Operation Noble Eagle following the September 11, 2001 attacks. Do I qualify as a veteran?

Yes. This qualifies under section Sect 328 and 502 Sect F 2 of the United States Code (USC).

I served the reserves during Hurricane Irene on Title 10 orders. Do I qualify as a Veteran?

Yes. This is an operational mission.

I deployed to Ft Drum for a month with my National Guard Unit to perform my annual AT requirements. Does this qualify for the Veteran credits?

No. Training does not count toward veterans credits.

I was deployed with my National Guard unit to Germany for multi-agency exercise during the summer. We trained with all European nations on warfighter exercises. Does this qualify for the Veteran credits?

No. Training does not count toward veterans credits.

I was activated for my National Guard or Reserves unit for Basic Training and AIT under title 10 orders. Does this qualify as veterans credits?

No. This is considered training.

I signed a 2 year active duty contract with the Marines. I have since been discharged from my CONUS duty. Does this qualify for veterans credits?

Yes. Active duty Armed Forces members CONUS or OCONUS apply.

What do I need as proof of my service?

DD214 *MEMBER 4* outlining Active Duty Service, official orders depicting service during a national emergency, or official orders depicting active duty service. The DD214 will have service completed and the type with your character of discharge. Keep in mind that DD214 is the official document that will tell us service completed and the character of discharge. Contracts are service you agree to but have not yet completed. A ERB/ORB does not always depict actual accomplishments.

What do I need to prove a Service Connected Disability?

Award Letter from the VA depicting over 10% service connected disability.

I previously used my veteran’s points on another test for a local police agency. Am I entitled to use them on this test?

No. However if you have used your 5 non-disabled points on a test AND subsequently receive a service connected disability rating, you are able to use your 5 disabled points on this test.

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