Are you considered a veteran if you served in the army National Guard in the usa from 1959 to 1965?
Can men who served in the Army National Guard wear uniforms for a ceremony once they are discharged?
\n. \n Yes - Conditionally \n. \n. \nYou may as long as:\n1. You were Honorably discharged.\n2. You are not using the your status or uniform to promote a political cause/candidate.
Answer . 180 days of Active Service and an Honorable Discharge. Answer . My father was in the navy and it didn't have anything to do with how long he served. He is considered a veteran and it often refers to retired armed services personnel. A veteran is one who has served in the armed forc…es and has an honorable discharge. A common misconception is that one had to have either been in combat and/or has retired from active duty to be called a veteran. (MORE)
Yes, you are a veteran. Despite what many people think, veterans don't require war-time service. Simply serving for our nation gives you full legal and moral status as a veteran. Thank you for your service.
No. H.R. 1025 passed the House in 2012 but has not yet passed the Senate. Currently, you are only considered a veteran if you served on a Title 10 tour of duty. 99% of all National Guard active duty is served on Title 32. H.R. 1025 won't cost the government a penny, but until it becomes law, service… in the National Guard does not make a person a veteran. (MORE)
A veteran is someone who fought in a war as part of an army or unit.
The statutory definition of veteran is quite different. If you served on active duty or you were injured while performing active or inactive duty for training in the National Guard then you are a veteran who may be entitled to federal benefits. Service in a combat zone or period of war is not a dete…rminant of 'veteran' status under federal law. See 38 CFR 3.6 and 3.7 (MORE)
See website: US National Guard.. Note: Even though the National Guard is a STATE military, it is still governed by the US Federal Government. The commander in chief for the state National Guard is their respective state Governor, but if the Governor violates Federal Law, then the Guard can be activ…ated (mobilized) as a Federal US Army unit. This prevents one state from going to war with another state; for example Arizona doing battle with California; or Texas going to war with Oklahoma. During the 1930's the governor of Arizona was going to use his Arizona Army (National Guard) to commence war against the US Government over water rights (a dam construction project). If that would have occurred, the US would simply activate the Arizona Army Guard, thus making them a regular US Army unit. Governor Wallace used his Alabama Army (National Guard) to enforce Alabama segregation laws in the 1960's; the US government activated his Alabama Guard, making them a US Army unit, and reversed Governor Wallace's orders. (MORE)
50 states and it's possessions and territories are opportunities to serve in the Guard/Reserves; land or air. There's no Navy National Guard.
I served 6 years during the Vietnam conflict with an honorable discharge. Am I considered a Veteran?
yes There are actually 2 types of national guards. There is the Air National Guard which is part of the Air Force and the Army National Guard which is part of the Army. Then there is the State Guard which certain states have and work closely with the army national guard.
It depends on who your are asking. You should check out the websites so tha tyou can decide which is better for you! (see related links). If you're talking about which is better in terms of proficiency, it's usually going to be the Regular Army, hands down. One weekend a month, two weeks a year is…n't going to keep you trained to the level of proficiency which a full time soldier possesses. However, there are some areas where reserve components may have an upper hand. Transportation units, for example. A Regular Army transportation unit is going to be composed of personnel who learned to drive trucks in the Army, and only drive trucks when the Army needs them to - most of the time, unless they're deployed, they're doing something else. Army Reserve and Army National Guard transportation units, on the other hand, will still have personnel trained by the Army to drive trucks, but they also tend to have a decent percentage of personnel who work in the transportation industry on the civilian side, and spend much more on the road than any Regular Army truck driver ever would. Combat Arms units in the National Guard, however, have suffered a higher attrition rate than their Regular Army counterparts, largely because they just can't train to the same level of proficiency that a regular soldier can in the time given to them. Which is why the National Guard came up with their Active First enlistment programme. As for which is better for you, that's really for you to decide. If you want to be a soldier part time, maintain a job or attend university on the civilian side, then the National Guard would be appealing in that aspect. If you think three or four years of guaranteed employment will do you some good while you try to figure out what direction you want to take in life and get a plan together, the Regular Army may appeal to you. (MORE)
Are you considered a Vietnam veteran if you served in the active military from June 1974 until December 1975 and in the National Guard from December 1975 until Jan 1980?
A Viet Nam veteran is someone who was actually in Viet Nam. You can say you are a Viet Nam era soldier, but MOST troops were pulled out in 1973 and completed in 1975 during the fall of Saigon.
This is a common question and should be addressed to the Veterans Administration; they no doubt will have an answer for you. However, they will want to know if you were "active reserve", meaning in uniform and attending the required duties. In contrast to being a reservist that never wore the unifor…m and never performed any duties but was on call for the whole period...this would be IN-active reserves. (MORE)
The basic requirement is that you have served in the armed forces. Most countries do have some additional restrictions. In the US, you must have been discharged either on a General or Honorable Discharge to qualify as a veteran.
Absolutely! Any service in the military qualifies you as a 'veteran.' The distinction is differences in benefits. However, since you served on active duty more than 180 days during wartime, you would be eligible to earn the same benefits of an active duty member with the same service and duty time.
Any military service qualifies you as a 'veteran.' However, this does not automatically qualify you for Department of Veterans' Affairs benefits. These benefits are tied to specific qualifications such as service-connected disability or participation in G.I. Bill Educational Benefit programs.
During the Viet war US males had an obligation of 6 years in the reserves or guard. If the man did 2 years active duty when he was discharged he still had 4 years to go, albeit as INACTIVE reservists. Inactive reservists didn't have to wear the uniform nor attend monthly drills (they didn't get paid… either) but they were subject to call up. After Vietnam, the 6 years was raised to 8 years. (MORE)
The US Army National Guard trace their roots back to the Massachusetts state militia founded on December 13, 1636.
During the Viet War, a man had to either do 2 yrs in the US Army, or 6 yrs in the Guard or USAR (US Army Reserve). The USAR is new, compared to the Guard, the USAR was created in the early 20th century to provide a "pool" of administrative & support personnel for the Regular Army. Thus, nearly all o…f the USAR consists of support personnel and support units. Contrasted to the Guard's large amount of combat units (tanks, infantry, artillery). Sometime after 1975, the DA (Department of the Army) lengthened a serviceman's obligation from 6 to the current 8 years. This was largely due to the all volunteer army; no more draft; and a reduced military overall (de-activation of units-called retiring the colors). (MORE)
Contact the VA on this topic; because their policies change. During the 1960s, 1970s, applications often said, (as an example) "must have served for 30 days or longer/or 60 days or longer/or 90 days or longer; on active duty." And sometimes those sentences had this on the end of them, "...on active …duty NOT FOR TRAINING." (MORE)
You were in the national guards form 1965-1973 federally activated for the Michigan Detroit Riot in 1967 are you a veteran?
Now, all you have to do is see what the VA guidelines are for those years: 30 days active duty for other than training? 15 days active duty for other than training? Etc. You'll need copies of your written orders of course.
The normal questions from the VA during those years was usually, "how many days active duty, discounting active duty FOR TRAINING...?" However, times have changed, contact them again and see if government policies have been re-adjusted. After all, the Guard has been used heavily for over-seas deploy…ments these past few years, see what benefits exist from the government today. (MORE)
Each state has a military bureau, which is ultimately responsible for that state's respective National Guard units when they're not under federal activation. The National Guard consists of two services - the Army National Guard (ultimately subordinate to the Army), and the Air National Guard (ulti…mately subordinate to the Air Force). The Army National Guard is composed of the Army National Guard units of all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico. The Florida National Guard is composed of both Army National Guard and Air National Guard units in Florida. (MORE)
George W. Bush served in the Air National Guard . Bill Clinton enlisted into the National Guard, then canceled his enlistment when he became certain he wouldn't be drafted. . Harry S. Truman served in the Army National Guard 15 other presidents served in various state and other militias before …the formation of the National Guard in 1903. (MORE)
The differences are pretty widespread. The Regular Army (active Army) is a fully federal, full time force. The National Guard, on the other hand, has a state role, as well as a federal role, and is composed of part-time soldiers. Since the National Guard serves in the role of the state militia, they… are permitted to be used in law enforcement activities when activated at state level, whereas the Regular Army cannot be used for domestic law enforcement duties unless the Insurrection Act is invoked. (MORE)
DD-214 showing 180 Days or more of active duty service. Does not include Training. You can claim 5 points with that alone. 10 points needs a SF-15 to be filled out. Visit opm.gov has a guide for further information.
I served actve duty from 1959 to Dec 1962. I was in active reserve from 1962 to 1967. I never served in Vietnam. Am I considered a Vietnam veteran?
Check with TODAYs VA. They change their rules (federal laws) frequently. They up-date them, change them, add to them, and delete them. During the Vietnam days, reserves (Army and Air National Guard & USAR/USNR/USMCR/etc) normally did not receive veteran status credit for active duty TRAINING days…. They did receive vet status if they performed active duty for OTHER THAN TRAINING purposes. Examples: Reservists & Guardsmen of the Colorado/New Mexico/Iowa/and New York AIR National Guard are Vietnam Vets because they flew their National Guard F100 Super Sabre jets in Vietnam for one tour (they flew approximately 30,000 combat sorties). Kentucky & New Hampshire sent their Army National Guard 2/138th Field Artillery & 3/197th Field guns to Vietnam; these men are Vietnam veterans. (MORE)
Yes, after 6 years of service or getting deployed. A different perspective: No. Unless you were deployed or did 180 days of active duty. A difference of opinion has risen here. Anyone with information regarding the regulation that covers this, please provide it to solve this dilemma.
The state National Guard and the United States National Guard are one in the same, with the only variances being the authority they were activated under (state or federal). Not all National Guard personnel are Army National Guard - there's also the Air National Guard, which falls under the Air Force…. Now if you're referring to the State Guard (or State Defence Force), that is a different organisation, administered under the same authority as that which administers the National Guard for that specific state. The State Guard (which is not present in all states), is an entirely state run outfit, and is not federally recognised. (MORE)
yes if the member was deployed for over 180 days of active service. It is my understanding that they do not count active duty for training. I was in the Guard, and remember doing the same thing in basic as US and RA members did there and in AIT. Does their training time count toward the 180 da…ys to be considered a veteran? (MORE)
Normally if you are injured during drilling status, it would fall under workmans compensation. If it occured during title 10, you can be eligible for med/disability benefits. That depends on the injury and the rating the med. staff awards you.
You need to prove your disability with a mountain of paperwork from the day it began and so forth. If you have all the forms needed then you make a claim with the V.A. Then the medical benefits kick in if approved afterwords but only for the disability in question.
Medical no. Disability, you would need paperwork of line of duty injury, and if it occured while on title 10 ect. You basically need a paper trail.
This is quite a debatable question. You are a veteran of the NG, but do you qualify for certain VA benefits? The VA will always have a different answer and can explain to you what you actually qualify for.
Absolutely. You may however have to change your MOS that serves the Air Guards needs.
1. There are exceptions to every rule. 2. Generally, a specified number of ACTIVE DUTY days (such as 90 days) was generally acceptable to attain veteran status...OTHER than for training. 3. Injuries/wounds received in the line of duty might also count for veteran status (part of the exception to… the rules). 4. Each Veterans Benefit (medical, housing, educational, etc.) might have a different criteria for a definition of "military veteran", (another possible exception to the rules). An Army/Air Force National Guardsmen must contact the veteran benefit agency that he's interested in to see whether or not he's qualified or not. He "might" find that he meets the standards of a vet for one benefit, but not another one. Each state also has their own definitions for veterans, some states offer benefits that other states don't. For example, in California there used to be a "Cal-Vet" home loan, which was in addition to the Federal "GI Bill" home loan. The Cal-Vet allowed (California) ex-GIs to buy a home cheaper but required a cash down payment...the Federal GI bill did not require a cash down payment (as one example). (MORE)
If they are on active duty, or Reservists on active duty, then yes, they are Federal employees. Retired Veterans are considered Federal retirees, as are Disabled Veterans receiving VA benefits.
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Yes- you are a veteran if you have served in any branch of the military forces. Please note that some veteran's BENEFITS are based on specific military service.
If it was through some type of time machine then you are a super veteran.
No such thing. The Army National Guard and Army Reserve are two separate entities. The Army National Guard serves also as the state National Guard, and is under the jurisdiction of state governors when not called to active duty. Soldiers in the Army Reserve are wholly federal, and cannot be called u…p by state officials. Full time members of the National Guard and Reserves are known as AGR's (army guard reserve). Others are known as Federal Technicians (usually mechanics and repair skilled jobs). (MORE)
NYS does not recognize National Guard and Reserves as veterans even after completion of their military obligations. Most (if not all) State and City applications with veterans preferences do not recognize National Guard/Reserve service, regardless of how long or honorable it was. The simple rule use…d is if active for more than 180 days is considered a vet. (MORE)
The coast guard is a branch of the military. Most small boat operations in armed conflicts are driven by a coastie . Most of the landing craft driven onto the beaches of normandy where skippered by the coast guard. They are armed and even go on special ops missions with teams like the seals. They al…so board drug running boats and shot 50cal machine guns . A far cry from lifeguards (MORE)
No, it is a civilian organization. Under title 14, chatper 23 of the USC, it is clearly stated to be "nonmilitary".
They train the same as regular army and army reserve. They perform the duties that they were trained for.
One year? Unlikely. Normally members of the Guard serve 6 to 8 yrs. of obligated service.
The same as the active army and army reserve. The training falls under the same guidelines as those branches, except the guard can be utilized for state duty.
National Guard does not have a basic training, you are sent to basic training with other members of the Army whether they are in active or reserve status. No, you will not become a veteran if you fail to complete basic with any branch.
You are considered a National Guard vet. As far as benefits go, the V.A. will tell you what you qualify for.
The National Guard Armory served the army during the war in supplying them armors and other weapons but now many armories have been converted into schools or studios for film making.