Human Resources

Veterans' Preference

To claim Veterans' Preference, eligible individuals must submit a DD Form 214 - Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty at the time of application to:

UNCW Human Resources
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5960
Fax 910-962-3840

To ensure proper handling, please note the vacancy number and title on your correspondence.

Who is Eligible?

"Veteran" means a person who served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty, for reasons other than training, and was discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.

"Elgibile Veteran" means:

  • a veteran who served during a period of war; or
  • the spouse of a disabled veteran; or<
  • the surviving spouse or dependent of a veteran who died on active duty during a period of war either directly or indirectly as a result of such service; or
  • a veteran who suffered a disabling injury for service-related reasons during peacetime; or
  • the spouse of a veteran who suffered a disabling injury for service-related reasons during peacetime; or
  • the surviving spouse or dependent of a person who died for service-related reasons during peacetime.

What periods are included?

  • December 7, 1941 -- May 15, 1975
  • June 6, 1983 -- December 1, 1987
  • December 20, 1989 -- January 31, 1990
  • August 2, 1990 -- The date approved by Congress or the President as the ending date for hostilities for the War on Terrorism
  • Or, any other campaign, expedition or engagement for which a campaign badge or medal is authorized by the United States Department of Defense.

North Carolina Office of State Personnel

July 27, 2007