It always amazes my how veterans preference points are awarded, as it seems to run the gambit. I remember seeing a local county job that only awarded veterans preference to those who serviced in WW2 and Vietnam (This was in 2006). Combat veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq (like myself) didn't qualify for veterans preference at all. I remember pleading my case to the human resources department just to be told that I did not qualify, and as the program currently sits, I would not be considered until the requirements were changed. :wtf: Now I am a firm believer that most programs that are intended to place veterans into gainful employment in the government sector are lacking and seem more like a publicity push than a genuine effort. I'd still like to hear others opinions on how veterans preference have helped them in their previous endeavors?