As used in this title, unless the context otherwise requires, ‘veteran’ means a resident of this State who:
1. Was regularly enlisted, drafted, inducted or commissioned in the:
(a) Armed Forces of the United States and was accepted for and assigned to active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States;
(b) National Guard or a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States and was accepted for and assigned to duty for a minimum of 6 continuous years; or
(c) Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service or the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States and served in the capacity of a commissioned officer while on active duty in defense of the United States; and
2. Was separated from such service under conditions other than dishonorable.