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Veterans Outreach Program

Today's Mission, tomorrow's Leader

The CMS Veterans Outreac Program offers personalized career counseling for State of Illinois employment opportunities. Qualified Veterans are entitled to additional points in hiring sequences based on verified service.

Veteran Status Requirements:

Military Service Member:
  • Army
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard
  • Navy
  • USMC
Disabled Veteran
Purple Heart Recipient
Un-remarried Spouse
Parent of Disabled or Deceased Veteran
Illinois National Guard or United States Military Reserve:
  • Activated into federal service and still serving and discharged under honorable conditions.
  • Never activated into federal service and discharged.
  • Never activated into federal service and currently serving.
  • Never activated into federal service with four or more years' service:
  • Army or Air National Guard
  • Army Reserve
  • Navy Reserve
  • Air Force Reserve
  • USMC Reserve
  • Coast Guard