If you know a veteran well and have established trust, they may be willing to share some of their darker war stories with you. Even then, however, it is very rude to directly ask.
How do you ask veterans about their service?
MILITARYWhen were you drafted or when did you enlist?What do you remember about the day you enlisted?How did you tell your family and friends that you were joining the military? If you enlisted, what were some of the reasons that you joined the military? How did you imagine military life before you joined?More items
Can you ask someone where they were deployed?
Even if you can read on the resume that a candidate is in the Reserves or the National Guard, you are not permitted to ask them if they are going to be deployed. It is against the law to discriminate against someone who holds membership in the Reserves or the National Guard.
How do you ask someone what they do in the military?
MOS/Rate/AFSC etc. is ok for the personnel types and for a shorthand for what your job is, but when talking to others, not of your field, just ask or tell them what your job was/is.
How do you ask if someone is a veteran?
#4 – Ask to see his or her DD-214 or military ID card. Another way to find out if someone is a veteran or not is to ask him or her for a copy of their DD-214. The DD Form 214, or DD-214, is a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.
What should you not ask veterans?
If you want to avoid making them feel guilty or uncomfortable, here are some things you should never say to a veteran.I bet youre so happy to be back. We cant thank you enough. Are you going to be a police officer now or something? So did you kill anyone? What are you guys doing over there?More items
Do veterans like to hear thank you for your service?
49% of veterans dont like to be thanked for their service, poll shows. The Cohen Veterans Network created a poll for veterans to determine if they like to be thanked. Turns out, 49% of them dont.
How do you thank a veteran?
Here are a few ways to say thank you.“Thank you so much for serving our country the way you did. I am proud to be your friend/daughter/cousin/etc. Patriotic flowers. Invite them over. Donate to a vet organization in their name. Ask them to share their stories.Jul 28, 2021