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Education After Military Service

Updated on March 23, 2012

Options for Education after Military Service

If you have completed military service you may suddenly find yourself at a loose end. The good news is that for those of you who have been honorably discharged, there are plenty of government subsidized systems to help you move on to the next stage of your life.

One of the most common routes for military men to take after service is to enter higher education. Thanks to the GI Bill and the easy to use GI Bill WAVE application you can now take your skills and experiences gleaned form the army and fine tune them by pursuing further knowledge.

What Education Programs are Available for Military Vets?

There are two education programs for military veterans. The first is the Montgomery GI Bill, this requires the GI Bill WAVE system. More recent veterans are covered under the post 9/11 GI bill. This makes getting your veteran healthcare even easier, more comprehensive, and even helps out with some of the small details, including housing and book supplies.

Most recent veterans are covered under the Post 9/11 GI Bill, this bill is one of the most comprehensive and supportive packages to date to help support veterans who return from war.

Why We Need Educational Benefits for Veterans

One big question asked is why veterans should receive such generous education benefits. Providing benefits to ex-military is not just about education, but rather re-assigning the skills learned in the military to non-military purposes.

You learn plenty of skills in the military, whether navy, army or air force, no matter what position you held. Whether you learned management skills, communications, engineering, or even just discipline, These skills can be powerfully matched to an education path to turn military knowledge in to something that can be a powerful tool in a persons future.

This not only helps strengthen the persons future, but it helps steady an economy when thousands of soldiers return to civilian life.

Is Education After Military Service Right for You?

In nearly all cases veterans can find a course to suit their needs, but for some people the knowledge gained in the military is already more than enough. The great thing about having Post 9/11 GI bill benefits is that you can transfer them to your spouse if you don't need them.

Do not make the decision lightly though, you don't get the benefits back once they have been transferred.


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      KE Morgan 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for trying to help vets, but could you explain how the Post 9-11 GI Bill makes healthcare easier?