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Mil to Fed: Update your Veteran status

It’s springtime! Time to refresh and rejuvenate your Veteran status! You may not be recognized for your service to your country if you have an incorrect Veteran Status. If you are not sure, check with your employment or personnel office to make sure you have the status you’ve earned.

There are four different types of veteran status:

Not a Veteran – this should be pretty obvious. If you have never served in the military, you are not a veteran.

Pre-Vietnam-Era Veteran – vets who service ended before August 5, 1964.

Vietnam-Era Veteran – this is for veterans who served during the Vietnam era August 5, 1964 through May 7, 1975.

Post-Vietnam-Era Veteran – you fit in this category if you are a veteran and your service began after May 7, 1975.

Some of our legacy folks still have a previous status which is listed as Not a Vietnam-Era Veteran – which they assumed to mean that they were not a Veteran.

Are you stuck in an old status? Tell me if your status was correct or not. Post a comment.

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