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shr.occupation Code Systems


The current status of the person in armed services.

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active On active duty in US military
reserve Currently a Reservist
discharged No longer in active military service


The code indicating the branch of the US military.

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usa US Army
usn US Navy
usaf US Air Force
usmc US Marine Corps
uscg US Coast Guard
usphc US Public Health Service
noaa National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


The way in which a separation from the armed services was achieved.

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bad Bad Conduct Discharge
dishonorable Dishonorable discharge
general General Conduct Discharge
honorable Honorable Discharge
not_honorable Other than honorable discharge, but not specified


Values were taken from Final HMIS Data Standards March 2010 (Homeless Management Information System), field 5.05E Veteran’s Information. See:

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post_9_11_era Post September 11, 2001 to Present
gulf_era Persian Gulf Era (August 1991 - September 10, 2001)
post_vietnam_era Post-Vietnam (May 1975 - July 1991)
vietnam_era Vietnam Era (August 1964 - April 1975)
post_korean_era Between Korean and Vietnam War (February 1955 - July 1964)
korean_era Korean War (June 1950 - January 1955)
post_wwII_era Between WWII and Korean War (August 1947 - May 1950)
wwII_era World War II (September 1940 - July 1947)