Be very careful of people claiming this. Some beat their chest claiming veteran status. When in fact they are riding the coat tales of true veterans. Like a Chihuahua snatching up crumbs dropped to the floor.
Question #1- Where did you deploy and when?
Question #2- What unit where you in?
If you get the response of, "I never deployed and I was never in a unit. I broke my hip during basic before I was med dropped."
Yeah weak sauce, technically you are a veteran because you where in the military longer than 10 weeks.
But, BIIIIAAATCH, Please!!!
You are a Beauty School Dropout.
Know your place.