I am looking for advice from a Vet who has already left service in a situation similar to mine, i.e., less than retirement time, but more than 4 years. I received an Honorable Discharge and returned to school. I plan to graduate with my degree in Mechanical Engineering. What is the typical GS starting grade I should expect to receive. I know if you are fresh from the university you can expect a GS-5 or 7 (if your GPA is high enough). But does being a Veteran count towards anything in pay? Thank You!