The State of Wisconsin through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation provides benefits to veterans related to Drivers Licensing, Motor Vehicle Registration, and License Plates.
Eligibility: To be eligible for the Veteran Identifier on your Wisconsin drivers license or ID Card you must meet certain requirements related to your term and characterization of military service.
Character of Service: The Character of Service Field on your DD214/DD215 must show, Honorable, General under honorable conditions, or Honorable under General. (Other than Honorable conditions will not allow you to certify through this process.)
Length of Service: You must have at least one period of service that encompassed at least two continuous years of “active duty” or 90 days of “active duty” during a Statutorily-Designated Wartime Period, where the character of service meets the requirements above.* For this purpose, “active duty” means active duty (other than active duty for training) military service in the armed forces of the United States or in forces incorporated as part of the armed forces of the United States. (Full-time National Guard duty does not qualify as “active duty” under federal law. Active federal military service performed by the National Guard members under Title 10 of the U.S. Code may qualify as “active duty.”
If you are unsure of your eligibility status, prior to visiting the DMV, verify your current eligibility status by calling toll free, 1-800-WIS-VETS (947-8387), and choosing option 1.