Definitions of Veteran Terms
Newly Separated Veterans
Veterans who served on active duty in the US military, ground, naval or air service during the one-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty.

Other Protected Veterans
Veterans who served on active duty in the US military, ground, naval or air service during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized. For those with Internet access, the information required to make this determination is available at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx or contact Faculty Personnel Services, Human Resources, or the Affirmative Action Office.  A copy of the list also may be obtained by sending an email to OtherVets@vets100.com or by calling (703) 461-2460 and requesting that a copy of the list be mailed to you.

Special Disabled Veteran
(i) A veteran of the US military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs for a disability (A) rated at 30 percent or more, or (B) rated at 10 or 20 percent in the case of a veteran who has been determined under Section 38 USC 3106 to have a serious employment handicap or (ii) a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

Veteran of the Vietnam-era
A person who (i) served on active duty in the US military, ground, naval or air service for a period of more than 180 days, and who was discharged or released therefrom with other than a dishonorable discharge, if any part of such active duty was performed: (A) in the Republic of Vietnam between February 28, 1961, and May 7, 1975; or (B) between August 5, 1964, and May 7, 1975, in all other cases; or (ii) was discharged or released from active duty in the US military, ground, naval or air service for a service-connected disability if any part of such active duty was performed (A) in the Republic of Vietnam between February 28, 1961, and May 7, 1975; or (B) between August 5, 1964, and May 7, 1975, in any other location.

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