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Military Frequently Asked Questions

I am currently on active duty in the military and will be deployed during the exam testing dates and not able to be there for the exam. What should I do?

You should still apply to take an examination on one of the dates, whether or not you know if you can attend. You must notify us in writing of your situation and request to take a Military Supplemental exam at some point in the future (dates to be determined). You must also submit a copy of your orders or other official documents demonstrating your deployment and active duty status. Mail the documentation and request to:

NYSP Trooper Application Unit
1220 Washington Avenue, Bldg. #22
Albany, NY 12226

I was mobilized with my Guard/Reserve unit during Hurricane Irene on Title 10 orders. Do I qualify as a Veteran?

Yes. This is an operational mission.

I deployed to Ft Drum for a month with my Guard/Reserve unit to perform my annual training requirements. Does this qualify for Veteran’s credits?

No. Training does not count toward Veteran's credits.

I was deployed with my National Guard unit to Germany for multi-agency exercise. We trained with all European nations. Does this qualify for the Veteran credits?

No. Training does not count toward Veteran's credits.

I attended basic training and advanced training on Title 10 orders as a member of my Guard/Reserve unit. Does this qualify as Veteran's credits?

No. This is considered training.

What do I need as proof of my service?

DD214 - MEMBER 4, Service 2, Service 7, or Service 8 outlining Active Duty Service, or official orders depicting service during a national emergency, or official orders depicting active duty service if not annotated on the DD214.

What do I need to prove a Service Connected Disability?

Award Letter from the VA depicting at least 10% or more service connected disability AND receiving payment.

I previously applied my Veteran’s points on another Civil Service exam. Am I entitled to apply them on this exam?

Yes, as long as you are not hired from that exam, since points are determined to be used upon hiring.

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