Commitment to our veterans

There is a powerful reason why veterans are admired, respected and sought out to fill important roles in their communities. Leadership is instilled in their core set of values as well as traits such as loyalty, dependability, enthusiasm, initiative, integrity and judgment. These are the exact characteristics NOAA looks for in a qualified candidate, and we stand dedicated to finding and hiring individuals that not only exhibit such traits but consistently apply them in all that they do.

To be eligible for a Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three or more years of active service. A veteran who is released under honorable conditions shortly before completing a 3-year tour is eligible as well. The following websites below contain valuable information for our Nation's veterans, and you are encouraged to explore these sites to gain a better understanding of options and programs for veterans:

Veterans with specific questions regarding NOAA employment opportunities, may email

Veterans at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC
Veterans at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC (Creative Commons)