A "veteran of the Vietnam era" is defined as a person who (1) served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days, any part of which occurred between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975, and was discharged or released therefrom with other than a dishonorable discharge, or (2) was discharged or released from active duty for a service-connected disability if any part of such active duty was performed between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975.
A “Veteran with Disabilities” includes all veterans with service-connected disabilities.
“Other Eligible Veterans” includes (1) veterans who served in a ‘war’ – veterans with active duty between December 7, 1941 and April 28, 1952 and (2) veterans who served in campaign or on an expedition for which a campaign badge, a service medal, or an expeditionary medal has been awarded.
“Recently Separated Veteran” includes any veteran during a three-year period on the date of such veteran’s discharge or release of active duty.
“Recipient of Armed Forces Services Medal” those “veterans who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985. Veteran may be asked to provide a copy of DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.
An "individual with disabilities" is defined to be a person who: (1) has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of his or her major life activities, (2) has a record of such impairment, or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment. For purposes of this definition, an individual with disabilities is substantially limited if he or she is likely to experience difficulty in securing, retaining, or advancing in employment because of a disability.
Hispanic or Latino – A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture origin, regardless of race.
White (not Hispanic or Latino) - Persons having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa, or the Middle East, or North America.
Black or African American (not Hispanic or Latino) – a person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (not Hispanic or Latino) – a person having origins in any of the peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
Asian (not Hispanic or Latino) – a person have origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
American Indian or Alaskan Native (not Hispanic or Latino) – a person having origins in any of the original peoples of North America and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
Two or More Races (not Hispanic or Latino) – all persons who identify with more than one of the above five races.