“Operation RECOGNITION” Available
Operation Recognition allows certain veterans to earn high school diplomas if they left school without graduating. Section 305 of the NYS Education Law created Operation Recognition to recognize the dedication and sacrifice of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam veterans who left school before graduation by awarding them a high school diploma.
To be eligible, a Veteran must meet the following requirements:
1. Be a New York State resident
2. Engaged in active duty service for least one day during one of the following wartime periods:
a. World War II (Dec. 7, 1941-Dec. 31, 1946
b. Korea: June 27, 1950-January 31, 1955
c. Vietnam: May 1, 1961 – April 30, 1975
3. Received a satisfactory discharge from military service.
Thanks to Dave Keukelaar, Vietnam Veterans of America and Michael Radler, Veterans Outreach Center for their sharing this information.