Active Duty and Veteran Status

Active Duty and Veteran Status


Are you currently serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces for purposes other than training?


Active Duty

Answer "Yes" if you:

        • are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces
        • or are a National Guard or Reserves enlistee who is on active duty for other than state or training purposes.

Answer "No" if you:

        • are a National Guard or Reserves enlistee who is on active duty for state or training purposes.
        • or are not currently serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Veteran

Answer "Yes" (you are a veteran) if you:

        • have engaged in active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard)
        • or are a National Guard or Reserve enlistee who was called to active duty for purposes other than training,
        • or were a cadet or midshipman at one of the service academies,
        • and were released under a condition other than dishonorable.
        • Also answer "Yes" if you are not a veteran now but will be one by June 30, 2017.

Answer "No" (you are not a veteran) if you:

        • have never engaged in active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces,
        • are currently a ROTC student or cadet or midshipman at a service academy, or
        • are a National Guard or Reserves enlistee activated only for training.
        • Also answer "No" if you are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces and will continue to serve through June 30, 2018.

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