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Wounded Warrior Going Home
"Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause." – Abraham Lincoln

"Wounded Warriors are, by definition, tenacious and resilient. They are leaders and doers." – Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs)

"We, as a nation, have no higher obligation than to care for our Wounded Warriors who have sacrificed so much to serve our nation." - Under Secretary of the Navy

Over the years, thousands of men and women have placed their lives on the line to fight for the freedom of the citizens of the United States in the face of conflict and terrorism. This act of heroism is honored and recognized by the federal government and the citizens of the United States of America.

As a wounded warrior, the Department of the Navy (DON) recognizes your sacrifice and understands our obligation to you. Your act of selflessness has prompted DON to commit to providing employment advice and referrals to disabled service members.



Wounded Warriors

Register today and explore your possibilities


A link to opportunities for Wounded Warriors

Wounded Warriors possess a wide array of skills and experienced gained from their military service. There are hundreds of civilian occupations and careers that provide a fit for those skills — from supply sergeant to logistics specialist, corpsman to medical technician, cyber security operation to information technology manager, and many more.

DORS — the Defense Outplacement Referral System — is a centralized system designed to provide a single source for Wounded Warriors to register their skills and expertise as well as their availability for civilian careers in the Department of Defense (DoD). By registering in DORS, Wounded Warriors provide human resources professionals and hiring managers with ready access to a host of high-caliber talent ready to fill a position in 30 days.

"DORS offers Wounded Warriors a great network and advantage to getting their information out.”

Purple Heart Recipient
Matthew Sullivan
Records Room Supervisor

Records Room Supervisor

Am I Eligible?  Launch Wizard

Veterans are you:

  • Ready to work and
  • Honorably discharged

Do you have:

  • A compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more

Is your disability:

  • A direct result of injury or disease received in the line of duty and
  • A result of armed conflict or instrumentality of war

If you can answer yes to all of the above questions, you should consider registering in DORS to make your resume available to hiring managers across the Department of Defense.

Gabe Ledesma

"There are different ways to serve your country … and opportunities like DORS help make that possible.”

Purple Heart Recipient
Gabe Ledesma
Transition Outreach

How do I Register?

  • Make sure you have the following information
    • A resume describing your experience, education, training, & certifications (tips for building a resume are found on the Veterans Employment page.)
    • DD-214 certifying honorable discharge or release or Statement of Service certifying expected honorable discharge or release
    • SF-15 (Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference)
    • A letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs or Military Service documenting a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, received in the line of duty as a direct result of armed conflict or instrumentality of war
  • Ready for more help, contact a Wounded Warrior Coordinator or the Employment Information Center
Coordinator LocationContact Numbers
Philadelphia, PA215-697-0514
Portsmouth, VA757-396-7601
San Diego, CA858-577-5617
Silverdale, WA360-315-8208
Stennis Space Center, MS228-813-1232
Employment Information Center
800-378-4559Email: DORS-WW@navy.mil

"Even though we aren’t on the ground, we are part of the big picture and supporting our Sailors and Marines.”

Purple Heart Recipient
Laura Langdeau
Production Controller

Laura Langdeau

Other Employment Opportunities for Veterans

When seeking a position as a civilian, there are special (hiring) authorities that apply to preference-ligible veterans. These authorities include: VRA, 30% or More Disabled Veterans and VEOA. For more information on these authorities, visit the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) veterans’ web pages: www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.

For a step-by-step guide on applying for civilian employment opportunities with the Department of the Navy or other federal agencies, visit veterans web pages at www.donhr.navy.mil.

For a listing of available job opportunities with the Department of the Navy and other Federal organizations visit: www.usajobs.gov.

The Department of Navy is committed to recruiting and employing veterans.

For more information on civilian careers, including benefits, FAQs and more, visit www.donhr.navy.mil

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