Operation Recognition

New York State offers a program for veterans called Operation Recognition. Under the program, any veteran of the armed forces who served during World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, or any veteran of the armed forces who has served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces, and who was unable to complete a secondary education, may be awarded a high school diploma based on knowledge and experience gained while in service.

School districts will issue the veteran or his/her next of kin a free high school diploma once proof of service is submitted. Such documentation may include honorable discharge papers or other such documents or a letter from a recognized veteran’s agency affirming such service. Candidates do not need to show evidence of attendance at a school in New York State. They need only affirm in writing that they do not possess a high school diploma and are residents of New York State. Candidates possessing a High School Equivalency Diploma are eligible for the program.

Please contact the district office for more information.