IDentity SeriesFinding Success as a Returning Veteran or Military Student
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Active duty military and veterans face special challenges in dealing with Higher Education. Written by those who have both served and taught, this text provides invaluable information, Web pointers, and insights. It is designed to help those serving and veterans–but also professors, advisors, and administrations. Treatment provides unique considerations for both campus-based and online education.
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Chapter 1: Paying for College
Financial Aid for Active Duty Military
Army: TA and Other Aid Programs
Navy: TA and the Navy College Program
Marines: TA and Other Assistance
Air Force: TA and Other Assistance
Coast Guard Financial Aid
Joint Service Programs and Financial Aid
Financial Aid for National Guard and Reserves
Financial Aid for Veterans
Post 9/11 GI Bill
Yellow Ribbon Program
Montgomery GI Bill
Other Aid Programs
Chapter 2: Preparing for College Success
Evaluating Your School Choice
Type of School
Military Friendly Schools
Getting Credit for Military Experience
DANTES Standardized Tests
AARTS, SMARTS, and Other Military Transcripts
Prior Learning Assessments (PLA)
You Are More Prepared Than You Think!
Planning and Time Management
Chapter 3: The Art of Classroom Tactics
Understand the Mission
Overrun the Objective
Coordinate with Allies
Adjust Your Communication: Rank and Acronyms
Deployments and Other Military Activities
Chapter 4: Military Student Resources
Staff Counselors and Advisors
Disability and Mental Health Services
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Traumatic Brain Injury
Veteran’s Clubs and Organizations
Chapter 5: Life After Graduation
Building and Maintaining Networks
Building an Effective Personnel Record and Resume
Active Duty and Reservists
Infused with upbeat information about the variety of public, private, and college resources available to help students prepare for, adjust to, and succeed in college. (Ex. “Quick Tips” in every chapter and Chapters 2-4).
Provides current information about financial aid for all military branches to help veterans and active military successfully navigate the financial information maze. It also offers tips to avoid problems with aid and practical resources for further help. (Ex. Chapter 1).
Each chapter addresses the unique challenges veterans and active military face in college, and offers concrete information about overcoming those challenges from experts who have worked closely with veterans both in- and outside of the classroom.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury are given practical and accurate coverage given the authors’ expertise on two of the most difficult challenges for returning veterans.
Key terms are provided to address information relating to military acronyms. Each chapter provides definitions and explanations so anyone can understand where to go for support and what to ask for.
Offers practical information to help students save time and money showing them how to get credits through testing or by documenting transferable military coursework/training.
This concise booklet is low-cost, high-value for any active military or veteran, as well as their family members.
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Phil McNair and Fred Stielow are dedicated military educators who work together at the online American Public University System with its flagship American Military University (AMU), the leading university for today’s military. They also collaborate on PTSD scholarship; Sloan Consortium workshops on “Serving Military Students” and “PTSD and Stress in the Online Classroom;” and founding a Military Research Institute.
Phil McNair, retired Army colonel and VP for Strategic Initiatives, was a principle architect behind AMU’s sector-leading military outreach program. He has also headed programs in Marketing, Student Retention, and Academic Services.
McNair served as company commander in the 25th Infantry Division (Light), assistant professor of military science at the University of Texas at El Paso, battalion commander in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and executive officer to the Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel. His office was at ground zero in the Pentagon on 9/11. Phil was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained and the Soldier’s Medal for heroism in rescuing others in the aftermath of the plane crash. At his retirement ceremony, Colonel McNair was presented the Army’s highest decoration for military service—the Distinguished Service Medal. His service has been chronicled on television and in such books as The Pentagon by Steve Vogel and Heroes of 9/11 by Allan Zullo.
An ROTC Cadet Corps Commander, Phil earned his bachelor’s in Political Science at Louisiana State University. His master’s in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College is joined by graduate work at Central Michigan University, University of Texas, El Paso, and Harvard’s Management and Leadership in Education program. He teaches in management and leadership and was nationally recognized by the Distance Learning Administration with 2009’s Wagner Educational Leadership Award.
Fred Stielow, Vice President/Dean of Libraries, represents the enlisted side. Son of a disabled veteran from World War II, Fred volunteered for the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He served in Germany as an NCO. With GI-Bill help, Stielow earned a bachelor’s, masters, and dual Doctorate from Indiana University before an M.L.S. from the University of Rhode Island.
Dr. Stielow worked for the New England Library Board and University of Louisiana Lafayette, where he helped organize the Archives of Acadian and Creole Folklore. Stielow also directed the Amistad Research Center at Tulane, Reuther Labor Library at Wayne State, and New York’s Mid-Hudson Public Library System. Consultancies range from Bowie State University and National Agricultural Library to New Orleans’ Jazz and Heritage Festival, Vermont Folklife Center, and World Bank. He has been a professor at the University of Maryland and Catholic University and an adjunct at the Universities of Illinois, Puerto Rico, and Perugia, Italy.
Stielow has contributed over 100 Web sites, chaired ALA’s Web Advisory Committee and Intellectual Freedom Roundtable, and sits on numerous advisory boards. He has contributed to over 100 scholarly articles and 11 books, including the forthcoming Reinventing the Academic Library for the Web. Awards include a Fulbright Fellowship, Etter Prize for Creativity, Library of Congress’s Jameson Fellowship, MCI Cybrarian of the Year, and alumnus of the year from the URI Library School.