"Civilian" companies are not obligated to give military preference. If you are applying for a government job via OPM or www.usajobs.com you will not get Veteran's preference because you were not "activated" or did not serve 180+days (active). I don't know who is telling you, you aren't a Veteran. If you go on the OPM or usajobs website and go through the questionare it just tells you aren't eligible for Veterans preference but it doesn't say you aren't a Veteran. A Veteran is a person who has military experience....it does not matter if you served overseas,active, or in a war.
Points are given depending on disability. If you are 30% or higher you will receive 10 points...if not, you will receive 5 points.
For that one poster-You don't have to be in Iraq or Afghanistan to be able to make an impact on the war. You can fight wars being stateside. Not everyone went to Germany, not everyone went to Vietnam (etc).
9 years-AF disabled vet