CalVet - California Department of Veterans Affairs

02/13/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/14/2018 14:38

The Army needs to change the way it prepares soldiers for higher education after the military

​TASK & PURPOSE --- When I was in high school, I had a GPA of 1.6 and barely graduated. Nonetheless, my mother always believed that I would be the first person in our family to receive my college degree. In 2010, she passed away in a head-on collision car accident, and I became a ward of the state at the age of 16. I was out of options and resources, but knowing that I was going to make my mother's dream a reality. In 2012, I looked to the United States Army and the GI Bill. After five years, thousands of push-ups, work hours, and a stress-induced loss of two inches from my hairline, I was ready to finally cash in on what I worked so hard for.

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