Here ya go sweetie:
General Requirements for Preference
To be entitled to preference, a veteran must meet the eligibility requirements in section 2108 of title 5, United States Code. This means that:
An honorable or general discharge is necessary.
Military retirees at the rank of major, lieutenant commander, or higher are not eligible for preference unless they are disabled veterans.
Guard and Reserve active duty for training purposes does not qualify for preference.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on their application or resume. Applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete form SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. The SF-15 is available online at: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf .
TYPES OF PREFERENCE:
Five points are added to the passing examination score of a veteran who served:
During the period December 7, 1941, to July 1, 1955; or
For more than 180 consecutive days, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955, and before October 15, 1976; or
For more than 180 consecutive days, any part of which occurred during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on the date prescribed by Presidential proclamation or by law as the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; or
During the Gulf War from August 2, 1990 through January 2, 1992; or
In a campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal has been authorized, including El Salvador, Grenada, Haiti, Lebanon, Panama, Somalia, Southwest Asia, Bosnia, and the Global War on Terrorism.
Medal holders and Gulf War veterans who enlisted after September 7, 1980, or entered on active duty on or after October 14, 1982, must have served continuously for 24 months or the full period called or ordered to active duty. The service requirement does not apply to veterans with compensable service-connected disabilities, or to veterans separated for disability in the line of duty, or for hardship.
Ten points are added to the passing examination score of:
A veteran who served any time and who (1) has a present service-connected disability or (2) is receiving compensation, disability retirement benefits, or pension from the military or the Department of Veterans Affairs. Individuals who received a Purple Heart qualify as disabled veterans.
An unmarried spouse of certain deceased veterans, a spouse of a veteran unable to work because of a service-connected disability, and
a mother of a veteran who died in service or who is permanently and totally disabled.
I have 10% service connected, hence the 10 points preference for ME!