|VETERAN CREDITS: For the purpose of claiming veteran credits on a Civil Service examination, an applicant must have served in the armed forces of the United States at any time during the following periods:
World War II – December 7, 1941 to and including December 31, 1946
Korean War – June 27, 1950 to and including January 31, 1955
Vietnam Conflict – February 28, 1961 until May 7, 1975
Lebanon – June 1, 1983 – December 1, 1987
Grenada – October 23, 1983 – November 21, 1983
Panama – December 20, 1989 – January 31, 1990
Persian Gulf – August 2, 1990 to the end of such hostilities (not yet determined)
For hostilities in Lebanon, Grenada, and Panama, the individual must have received the Armed Forces, Navy, or Marine Corps expeditionary medal.
Beginning January 1, 1998, the NYS Constitution allows members of the US Armed Forces who are on active duty (other than for training purposes) the right to request extra War Time Veterans Credits on civil service examinations prior to discharge. If you are currently on active duty, you may request the addition of veteran’s credits to your examinations score. You must request the extra credits on your examination application in the space provided. If you pass the examination, the credits will be added automatically. To use the extra credits at the time of appointment you must have received an honorable discharge, be a US citizen, and be a resident of New York State. The extra credits can only be used for one NY local Government or New York State government permanent appointment.