Education & Training
The Veterans Services Office is moving to a new location!
Beginning June 25, 2021, the Wilkes County Veterans Services Office will be located in the Wilkes County Agricultural Center located at:
416 Executive Drive, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Veterans Services will be closed on June 23 and June 24 during the transition process. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
To receive the maximum benefit, the participant must serve three years. An individual may also qualify for the full benefit by initially serving two continuous years on active duty, followed by four years of Selected Reserve service, beginning within one year of release of active duty.
To participate in the Montgomery GI Bill, service members must have their military pay reduced by $100 per month for the first twelve months of active duty. This money is not refundable. The participant must have a high school diploma or an equivalency certificate before the first period of active duty ends.
Completing twelve (12) credit hours toward a college degree also meets the requirement. Individuals who initially serve a continuous period of at least three years of active duty, even though they were initially obligated to serve less, will be paid the maximum benefit.
Benefits under this program generally end ten years from the date the service member leaves active duty. Extensions may be granted, however, under certain circumstances. Those requesting an extension should apply for such, providing a very sound reason why their education could not be completed within the 10-year time frame. A veteran whose discharge was upgraded by the military will have ten years from the date of the upgrade.