Covered Military Member Law and Legal Definition

Covered military member is a status given to National Guard or Reserves and in some cases a retired member of the Regular Armed Forces. A covered military member is the employee's spouse, son, daughter, or parent who is on active duty or call to active duty status. A person is said t be on active duty or call to active duty status when s/he is a member of the National Guard or Reserves who is under a federal call or order to active duty or has been notified of an impending call or order to active duty in support of a contingency operation.