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Vets preference extended to some RC soldiers



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Vets preference extended to some RC soldiers
[11/9/2004]

Source: Army Family Publication

Good news on the federal job front for veterans who served on active duty during the Persian Gulf War, regardless of location. At that time, a number of National Guard and Army Reserve units were called to active duty. Some never left the United States. Others were deployed in the Persian Gulf region or to other locations.

The Defense Authorization Act signed into law last fall gives preference to all eligible veterans. A veteran in this case is anyone who served on active duty (for even one day) between Aug. 2, 1990, and Jan. 2, 1992. That is welcome news for many Reserve component families, making it somewhat easier for the member (or former member) to get -- and keep -- a federal job.

Because the federal government is one of the nation's most reserve-friendly employers many Guard and Reserve soldiers are federal workers.

For more details on the extension of veterans preference, contact your local civilian personnel office.

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