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Veterans' preference

I am currently serving in the 2nd Ranger Battalion at Ft. Lewis WA. I get out in about 9 months. I am studying hard now for the written exams. I am curious about the veterans? preference points I?ve heard about. What do they do for me? And when should I use them? How many times can I use them?


First, thank you for your service to our country.

Every department will be different as to how many and when the points are applied. You will need to look at each one individually. I can only speak for my department which does the following:

[*]5 points for those who served in combat
[*]points are applied at the very end of the process to your overall average

What this means is that you must first pass the written, physical agility, and oral boards before the points are applied. They can make a huge difference.

Hope that helps,


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