Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government Executive Order 13518

On November 9, 2009, President Obama signed the Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government Executive Order 13518 making hiring Veterans a top priority in all Federal Agencies. Click here to view Executive Order 13518.

The Department of Defense (DOD) is honored to have Veterans join our civilian workforce. DOD is the Nation's number one employer of Veterans. You can continue to serve the defense mission with the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or any one of the many other Defense Agencies. DOD affords preference in employment to eligible Veterans, along with world-class benefits, opportunities for personal and professional growth, travel, and advancement. We invite our Nation's Veterans to become part of our rich and proud tradition of civilian service.

Veterans Employment Program Office

The Department's Veterans Employment Program Office (VEPO) coordinates DOD and Component support for Veterans recruitment and employment. The VEPO provides advice and guidance to Veterans, particularly severely injured Veterans, and military spouses who have an interest in pursuing a career with DOD.

DOD Hiring Heroes Program

The DOD Recruitment Assistance Division (RAD) manages nationally-recognized Hiring Heroes career networking events specifically designed to help severely injured service members transition to Federal and private sector careers. Through these events, RAD organizes and conducts career fairs throughout the U.S. and provides career guidance, resume writing workshops, and interviewing skills training.

Transition Assistance Program

RAD staff members provide briefings about DOD career opportunities to separating active duty service members and their families during Transition Assistance Program events at various military installations.


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