DEA is actively committed to recruiting veterans. We value their understanding of leadership, teamwork, and integrity and their array of experience, skills and abilities, proven in real world situations.
Veterans have certain entitlements by law in competing for Federal civil service employment. The following online resources are provided to help you understand veterans' preference and other hiring flexibilities available to veterans. Please visit the following outside websites for detailed information about:
Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) Authority (allows for appointment of eligible veterans in positions up to the GS-11 level):
30% or More Disabled Veteran Appointing Authority and Veterans Employment Opportunity Act of 1998 (VEOA):
Noncompetitive Appointment of Certain Military Spouses:
DEA participates in Operation Warfighter, a federal internship program developed for placement of wounded, ill, and injured service members. Active service members are placed in DEA offices nationwide and their assignments offer opportunities to explore interests and develop skills during the recuperation process.