Military dating preferences
Thus the last "war" for which active duty is qualifying for Veterans preference is World War II.The inclusive dates for World War II service are December 7, 1941, through April 28, 1952. These medals are not a basis for preference and include the following: Military personnel receive many awards and decorations.
See the absence of statutory definition for "war" and "campaign or expedition," OPM considers to be "wars" only those armed conflicts for which a declaration of war was issued by Congress. That title 38 definition is NOT applicable for civil service purposes.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is the agency that administers claims for illness related to Agent Orange exposure, usually as a result of service in or around Vietnam.
There are limitations and the requirement change periodically. Air Force Veterans who served on Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) bases at U-Tapao, Ubon, Nakhon Phanom, Udorn, Takhli, Korat, and Don Muang, near the air base perimeter anytime between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975.
Only veterans discharged or released from active duty in the armed forces under honorable conditions are eligible for veterans' preference.
This means you must have been discharged under an honorable or general discharge.
Veterans' preference does not guarantee veterans a job and it does not apply to internal agency actions such as promotions, transfers, reassignments and reinstatements. In accordance with title 5, United States Code, Section 2108 ( ) , Veterans' preference eligibility is based on dates of active duty service, receipt of a campaign badge, Purple Heart, or a service-connected disability.