The California Highway Patrol website has a special military recruiting page which states “Former military personnel easily fit into the CHP’s workforce and adapt well to our paramilitary work environment. You can use your former military skills and self-initiative to help you promote through the CHP’s ranks.”
The CHP then continues to admit they will promote military applicants further down the long hiring process, regardless of test scores: “The California Highway Patrol has a lot to offer those with military experience. For example: Veteran’s Preference Program – Applicants who have served in the United States Armed Forces as defined in Government Code Section 18540, and who qualify as a veteran, are entitled to veterans’ preference. If a veteran passes the certification test, they will move to Rank 1 of the eligibility list regardless of the passing score. Rank 1 for the CHP means the veteran applicant will go into backgrounds.”
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