My father was a vet…my husband is a vet. I work with vets. You’re perception is wayyyyy off. I have asked questions and lobbied no one. The information I gleaned is exactly as you & Earl describe. However if read you some of tbe blogs…..here on govloop…it is as simple as a Facebook connection…some still don’t know about hiring. To find the pecking order in hiring one has to ask. I bashed no one…least of all vets. You explained the Pathways clearly. I get it. I do not have an OS relatve….my relative is disabled. I hope you feel better now.