Additional Veteran Resources

Provided below are links to information, forms and other resources that you may find helpful as a veteran at UAB.

Affirmative Action

At UAB, we are committed to advancing our already diverse community. Please take a moment to read our UAB Affirmative Action policy to become informed on concerns with discrimination and how you should handle this should it arise.

Veterans and Individuals with Disability Self ID Form - Current employees, fill out this form to voluntarily self-identify as a veteran or individual with disabilities. Submission of this information is strictly voluntary, and refusal to provide it will NOT subject you to any adverse treatment.

AWARE Program

UAB employees may take advantage of the AWARE Program, which provides disability-management services when an employee’s job is affected by a physical, mental or emotional impairment. The AWARE program coordinates requests for reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Employee Assistance and Counseling Center

The UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center (EACC) is an employee benefit designed to provide employees and their immediate household members with resources for resolving work-related and personal problems. The UAB EACC provides employee assistance, confidential counseling, community referral, supervisor consultation, crisis management and a variety of educational programs to support successful work life integration. Contact the UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center for more information on programs and events, counselors and eligibility.

Veteran Services

Veteran Services is a valuable resource for UAB students who have served in the United States Armed Forces and who are attending college using one or more of the Educational Benefits packages. UAB proudly partners with the Veterans Administration to provide VA Yellow Ribbon benefits to qualified students. Please consult the UAB Veteran Recruitment and Student Services page for more information on these programs and services.

Helpful Links:

  • Birmingham Vet Center – Assists veterans and their families with readjustment counseling and outreach services.
  • The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) “protects the job rights of individuals who voluntarily or involuntarily leave employment positions to undertake military service or certain types of service in the National Disaster Medical System. USERRA also prohibits employers from discriminating against past and present members of the uniformed services, and applicants to the uniformed services.”
  • Alabama Transition Assistance Program (TAP) – Established to meet the needs of separating service members during their period of transition into civilian life by offering job-search assistance and related services.
  • National Resource Directory (NRD) – Connecting wounded warriors, service members, veterans, their families and caregivers with those who support them.
  • Joining Forces – Dedicated to connecting servicemen and women, veterans and military spouses with the resources they need to find jobs at home.
  • BrainLineMilitary – Living with TBI: help for service members, veterans, National Guard, reserve and families.
  • VA Medical Center – Provides acute tertiary medical and surgical care to veterans of Alabama and surrounding states.

Veteran Career Resources

UAB proudly supports the policies and practices of equal opportunity in education and employment, including the hiring of veterans and their families. Provided below are collections of resources you may find helpful.

Your Post-Military Career

We understand that the transition from military life to civilian life is not always an easy one.

Ready to get started? Visit our Careers Page to browse and apply to current job openings at UAB.

SPOTLIGHT: The Military Resume - Translating military experience to civilian employment

When creating your civilian job resume, assume no knowledge of the military – employers with no exposure to the military may not understand the terminology and acronyms – translate these into civilian terms. Show your resume to nonmilitary friends and ask them to point out terms they don’t understand.

Messages of Thanks for Veterans

Keep up the good work guys! I hope you all are safe and think about and pray for you a lot. I wish I could be there with y'all! Thank you for doing what so many don't want to do! SEMPER FI!!!
- Richard Crabb, Veteran
Thank you for your service. We enjoy many freedoms because of your commitment to our country. God bless you and your family. God Bless America!
- Anita Clemon
Thank you and your families for the sacrifices you make to assure our freedom. Words cannot express the pride and appreciation I feel for our wonderful military and their families, past present, and future.
- Pamela W. Morgan, Military family

May God bless you and keep you safe, especially over the approaching holidays. Thank you doesn't seem to be enough...but T H A N K Y O U for your service!!
- Susan Branscum, Retired

Thank you.
- Cheryl Diane Copes, Veteran

A deep thanks of gratitude for all men and women who have served as soldiers or spouses -- your sacrifices are humbling.
- Dawn Nahlen, Military family
I joined the military during the Vietnam War and through the Gulf war. I'm retired Air Force and I am glad to have serve this wonderful country of our. I am an UAB employee and I have known only one other Veterans like me that sevred over 20 years in the Military at UAB. I'm sure there are more of us here. But how much, I don't know. I'm not asking for myself, but for all the unknown UAB Veterans employee. Why can't we have that one day off like so many other companies big or small around the nation? Thank You
- Derek J. Gaboya, Retired

Thank you Warriors, Wounded Warriors and Fallen Warriors you are the Jewels making the stars shine so bright in our flag. Thank you for being the Special persons you are and Thank you for all that you do.
- Renee, Military family

Thanks for your bravery and dedication the the United States and the citizens that relies on your CARE.
- Lisa Milton

Thank you for defending our freedom. Please remember what you have done and what you are doing is greatly appreciated by many. God Bless you and your families.
- Pamela Taylor, Active Duty

Thank you for your generous service. It is greatly appreciated everyday.
- Erika Mack, Military family

I would like to thank all the veterans who serve and commit such a brave selfless act of pride and commitment to there country. My grandfather, father, and now brother all serve. God Bless All of You!
- Christina M., Active duty

Thank you for your selfless sacrifices and dedication to defending our liberties and way of life.
- Renwick Slaughter, Active duty

Thank you for all that you have done for our country. God Bless you all.
- Cindy Rowell
Thanks to everyone for their service. May we honor you all. God Bless!
- Rebecca Martin, Active duty

Thank you for the tremendous sacrifices you have made to defend our our country and our freedom.
- J Banks, Military family
Thank you for what you have done, and what you continue to do for this country.
- Carly W.

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
- Elmer Davis

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