Definitions of Veteran Classifications

IEH Laboratories and Consulting Group (IEH) is subject to certain government requirements requiring that it take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment (1) disabled veterans; (2) active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans; (3) Armed Forces service medal veterans; and (4) recently separated veterans. These classifications are defined as follows:

  • Disabled Veteran: (1) A veteran of the U.S. 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or (2) a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service connected disability.
  • Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veteran: A veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense. 
  • Armed Forces Service Medal Veteran: A veteran who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Services, participated in a U.S. military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.
  • Recently Separated Veteran: A veteran within 36 months from discharge or release from active duty. 

Submission of this information is voluntary. Refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment. The information provided will be kept confidential and will be used only in ways that are consistent with applicable federal law.

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