Warrior Training Advancement Course


  • Warrior Training Advancement Course (WARTAC) is a skill-bridge education and employment opportunity for Wounded Warriors and transitioning Service members to complete a national-level VBA training program while still on active duty.

  • Successful completion of this virtual or in- person training (at participating military installations) program may lead to an employment opportunity at 55 of VBA’s 56 Regional Offices around the country.

  • WARTAC is open to Wounded Warriors and active-duty Service members in the transition process.

  • The virtual or in-person program provides participants with an opportunity to learn the skill set of a VA Rating Veteran Service Representative (RVSR) or Veteran Service Representative (VSR). The duration of the VSR class is 6 week and the duration of the RVSR class is 11 weeks.

Reasons to consider WARTAC

  • Long-term career opportunity with many advancement opportunities.

  • Quality career opportunity with a mission of service to country and fellow Veterans.

  • Answers the “what's next” question by providing a career opportunity with the federal government, thereby reducing Veteran homelessness and unemployment rates.

Position Details

Rating Veteran Service Representative (RVSR)

  • Analyzes claims to determine if diseases and/or injuries were incurred or aggravated by military service in the line of duty for purposes of VA benefits.

  • Determine service-connection percentages of claimed disabilities.

  • Serves as the primary contact for assigning disability evaluations.

Veteran Service Representative (VSR)

  • Explains benefit programs and entitlement criteria, conducts interviews, identifies issues, gathers relevant evidence; adjudicate claims and inputs data necessary to generate the award and notification letter to the Veteran, describing the decision and the reason for it.

  • Serves as the primary contact for the Veteran and his/ her representative concerning VA compensation claims.


To qualify for these positions, applicants must meet the following requirements by the closing date of the announcement. If you are unsure as to whether you meet the criterion and/ or if you need résumé assistance, see your transition manager.

Important Note: You have earned a great deal of specialized experience while serving our nation. However, your resume must reflect the experience you have gained.

  • Your Transition Assistance Program (TAP) can help you tremendously to ensure your experience translates appropriately.

  • Successful federal resumes must reflect the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) identified in the job announcement.

RVSR GS-09/12

  • One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-07), or

  • A master’s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field related to the duties of this position; or

  • A combination of specialized experience and graduate education

VSR GS-07/10

  • One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-05), or

  • One full year of graduate-level education, or

  • A bachelor’s degree, GPA of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 (transcripts are required); or

  • A combination of specialized experience and graduate education