Are you considered a veteran if you served in the coast guard?
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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.
Answer The Coast Guard patrols the waters around states that have water-ways being there to help people in peril. I say in peril, their boat could be sinking or have motor problems. There could be someone sick or injured and the Coast Guard helps out when it can. They also patrol the sea's for dru…g smugglers. Not only does the U.S. Coast Guard keep watch of the U.S. coastal regions and water-ways they have been involved in every major conflict the U.S. has endured. ************** The USCG has many other missions. They include: Aids to Navigation Military Readiness Drug Interdiction Illegal Migrant Interdiction Port Security Search and Rescue Boating Safety Education Maritime Law Enforcement Fisheries Enforcement The U.S.Coast Guard currently operates within the Department of Homeland Security. Before that, it has been within the Treasury Dept., and the Transportation Dept. In time of war or national emergency, the Coast Guard can operate under the operational control of the Navy Dept. The last time this happened was in WWII, although the CG has been fractionally involved in every major conflict since then, including Vietnam, and both Gulf wars. The CG is often involved in training of foreign governments concerning matters where the CG is regarded as the world expert. That's enough for a short answer. You can find more detailed explanations on the USCG web site, and in books on the subject. (MORE)
The U.S. Coast Guard is a multi-mission branch of the military that engages in maritime search and rescue, law enforcement, drug interdiction, alien migrant interdiction, port, waterway and coastal security, homeland security and national defense. They operate under the Department of Homeland Securi…ty, but can and have been transferred into the Department of the Navy in times of war. The Coast Guard operates small boats from shore stations as small as 25 feet up to ice breaking and high endurance cutters of 420 feet in length. -MCG *The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the US military. It helps people around the world when there is a flood, ship sinking, etc. They also have 2 ice breakers (Polar Star and the Polar Sea) which run into ice and cut a path for other ships. They can also be put into combat. (MORE)
Research: Statistics About the Vietnam War, recommended by the History Channel. And, The American War Library.
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)
Any person who has ever served their nation in a military uniform is a veteran.
If you served in the Coast Guard, then yeah you are a veteran. The Coast Guard is a branch of the military, so people in the Coast Guard are soldiers.
Veterans served for a variety of reasons. Some served to get awayfrom home, some for a education, some following in familyfootsteps, and some following their dreams.
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)
Approximately 2,555 US Sailors and 7 US Coast Guardsmen were killed in the Vietnam War.
Are you considered a veteran if you are a discharged reservist who served on active duty during the Persian Gulf war?
The VA reserves the right to administer their programs on what they consider appropiate US military conflicts. Often times they can be VERY SPECIFIC; they will want to know, specifically, which Gulf War (which conflict/which Operation):. 1. Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988); the US was involved with this w…ar: the USS Stark was struck by an Iraqi missile, killing many US Sailors. The USS Vincennes shot down an airliner.. 2. Operation Desert Storm (January and February 1991).. 3. Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003- ) (MORE)
By definition, a veteran is someone that served in the military. There are other used of the term for those that have been in jobs and skill sets for long periods of time. But the use of veteran for Vetereans Day is specific to the military type.
yes, but it is more like the national guard; its not one of the major ones.
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.
Your best bet is to contact one of the veterans organizations. The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion can help you with databases and publications to assist you in locating your fellow comrades.
According to the US Coast guard, a personal watercraft is notpowered by an external propeller. The personal craft has its onwater jet pump.
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)
If you want to be fully employed and kept busy...join the Coast Guard. Formerly under the directive of the Teasury Department, then the Transportation Department, now the Homeland Security Department...the USCG is very busy rescuing people at sea, enforcing the laws at sea (lakes and rivers), as wel…l as fulfilling military functions in combat zones (war zones); Sort of a US Maritime Police Force. The National Guard (all 50 of them) have only recently been allowed to function as a police force (since the Clinton administration); however, the Guard is the "ole state militia"...and that can translate into "part time work." Additionally the Guard is primarily either Army or Air Force; there is no Navy or Marine Guard. That translates into strictly military and Law Enforcement (no or very few SEARCH/RESCUE operations). They are VERY different branches of the military, they have different missions, thus one is not better than the other, However, if you are looking for a career in one, it would depend on what you are looking to do and what skills play on your strengths. (MORE)
Yes, you are a veteran if you served in the military, whether in peace-time or in war.
A veteran is anyone who served in het Armed Forces (Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, U.S. Army, and Coast Guards).
Anyone who is either on Active Duty, Reserves, or is a former service member is considered a military Veteran. However, recognition and status is based on the type of discharge - dishonorable or bad conduct discharges strip you of all Veteran's rights.
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.
By definition, a veteran is someone who has done or experienced ... so any person who has served in the military in any capacity is a veteran, whether service was in combat or not.
It is my best recollection that weekend warriors(National Guard and Enlisted Reserve) are not considered Viet Nam Era veterans unless they served two years of active duty during the years 1961-1974? Some sites cite 1964 as the beginning of the era and others cite different ending dates. The exceptio…n to this is if they were discharged while serving active duty for medical reasons. Active duty personnel of any branch during this era are considered Viet Nam Era veterans despite not having served in Viet Nam. This includes those stationed in Europe, the USA, and other postings as long as they were active duty. This specifically excludes weekend drills and summer camps. Some National Guard and Reserve units WERE activated and do qualify for this recognition. As someone with a serial number beginning with RA (regular army) I find it dishonest for someone who did not do the time to even think of claiming this status. (MORE)
no it is not, its is it own branch of service, funded completely by the U.S. government. Not like the national guard the has state influence. Actually, the Coast Guard is under the Dept. Of Transportation and the National Guard is under the Dept. Of The Army.
The Coast Guard uses the same rank structure as the Navy. Thus, anyone who wears the rank of Ensign, Lieutenant JG, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander, Commander, Captain, or any Admiral rank, in considered a commissioned officer of the Coast Guard, and is also recognised by the rest of the Armed Forc…es as a commissioned officer, as well. (MORE)
The United States Coast Guard is under the direction of the Department of Homeland Security during peacetime.
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)
A veteran is any member of the armed forces who was deployed overseas to a combat zone area during the times that the United States specifies that area as a hostile threat to our country and our citizens. I served in Vietnam as a Marine and wished that G.W.Bush had the guts to have done something le…ss cowardly than his family-influenced service avoidance. Men and women died in IRAQ needlessly to line the pockets of the giant war-profiteer corporate scumbags. (MORE)
No, there is not. Keep in mind, the war ended 92 years ago, so the fact we still have the few we do is a miracle! Hope this helps! -Josh
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)
ANY military member from any of the services who completes their term of enlistment, and is Honorably discharged is a veteran.
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)
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.
That depends on where you were and what you were doing. If you received any awards specifically for combat service, you certainly are considered a combat veteran. If you were assigned to units that went into combat, that will also establish it. Your DD-214 should actually reflect time in combat.
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.
Would you have to go to college to pursue a career as a helicopter pilot after serving in the Coast Guard as a helicopter pilot?
If you were already a licensed certified helo pilot in the Coast Guard why would you go to college to pursue a career as a licensed certified pilot? With a lack of logic or critical thinking that this question displays, don't pursue any career where you're flying or driving ANYTHING with other human… beings in it! (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)
Some stay in the active reserves and so are available for militaryservice in the event of a a war or national emergency. Some sharetheir military experiences with high school students and others.Most of them serve the same as non-veterans in their jobs and theircommunity service.
No, it is a civilian organization. Under title 14, chatper 23 of the USC, it is clearly stated to be "nonmilitary".
it is not how many wars put what you do in them but at lest 3
One year? Unlikely. Normally members of the Guard serve 6 to 8 yrs. of obligated service.
You are considered a National Guard vet. As far as benefits go, the V.A. will tell you what you qualify for.
USCG sailors crewed many of the landing ships and small landing craft throughout the war.
You can do many things in the Coast Guard. For example, you can have a civilian job such as in civil engineering or wellness coordination. If you choose to be enlisted, one of your responsibilities may be finding drug traffickers.