Georgetown University is proud to serve those who have served our country. Our office serves to support the opportunities of military members accessing higher education to ensure a campus culture that cares for the entire spectrum of military students. The mission of our services is to instill the Jesuit spirit of cura personalis into everyday connections among the military-connected community. 

Georgetown University's Veterans Office serves military connected students as they apply to, attend and advance beyond Georgetown. The Veterans Office connects military students with the resources they need to successfully transition from combat to classroom to career. Our office serves as a liaison and advisor to ensure prospective and current military students receive accurate and comprehensive information around admissions, finances, academic support, career networking, and support services. 

Announcements

2017-2018 Yellow Ribbon Program Agreement Announcement
Georgetown University is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program and the 2017-2018 agreement has been finalized. For details about the rates and eligibility, go to our Yellow Ribbon Program page

2017 Military Friendly® School Designation
Georgetown University is proud to announce our designation as a 2017 Military Friendly® School designated by Victory Media Inc. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. More than 1,600 schools participated in the 2017 survey; 1,160 were awarded with the designation. Ratings methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Victory Media with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates for all students and, specifically, for military students. Learn more.

FourBlock Collaboration with Georgetown University
The Veterans Office is thrilled to announce that Georgetown University and FourBlock has formalized a collaboration to support military-connected students at Georgetown University. Throughout the academic year, a career transitioning expert will host office hours on the Main Campus and the School of Continuing Studies to provide one-on-one counseling with military-connected students looking to advance in their careers. You can learn more by going to our Career Services.

Georgetown University Military Alumni Database
The Veterans Office is launching a Georgetown University Military Alumni Database to keep you updated on programs and initiatives happening on campus. Our office understands that your inboxes receive heavy traffic already, so communication will be limited. Your contact information will not be shared with third parties without your consent. In addition, if you are interested in mentoring current military students, you can indicate on the form this interest and our office will be able to connect you with current students who are interested in similar career fields. The form is structured that you can edit your information if your contact information or employers changes. 

Benefit Request Forms (BRF)

The Fall 2017 Benefit Request Form (BRF) is available for students enrolled in degree programs on the Main Campus and the School of Continuing Studies for the Fall 2017 semester. The BRF is required for students who have finalized their registration and would like to receive eligible VA education benefits. 

Please note that you must be logged into your Georgetown email account to access the form. For more information about certification process, student account policies, and previous semester BRFs, please go to the Using Military Education Benefits tab. 

If you are a student enrolled in the Center for Continuing and Professional Education, School of Medicine, or the Law Center, please refer to the school's certification process. 

Military Hoyas in the Media

Organic Tea Company Co-Founded by Military Hoyas
Military Hoya Alumnus, Christian Hyland (MBA '17) and Military Hoya,  Nick De Gregorio (MBA '18), along with Hoya Alumnus, Matt Harb (MBA '17) co-founded an organic tea company, Coyotea. The inspiration for the tea came from Christian, and Army combat veteran, when he created a tea recipe to assist calming the mind and body for a restful night sleep. DC Inno wrote up a great piece about the great work members of the Coyotea team are doing with the business and in the community.  

2017 Army Times Soldier of the Year 
Military Hoya Alumnus, Major Chris Mercado (SSP '16), has been recognized as the 2017 Army Times Soldier of the Year for his work as the co-founder of Objective Zero Foundation. The foundation has built an app to connect service members and veterans to a network and resources as a suicide prevention tool. More information about Chris' award and his work with Objective Zero was highlighted in the Army Times. Congratulations and thank you for your dedicated service to the military-connected community, Chris!

2017 Truman Scholar and Pat Tillman Scholar
Congratulations to GUSVA President, Cristine Starke, for her selection as a 2017 Truman Scholar and Pat Tillman Scholar. The Truman Scholarship was established to award young leaders who have demonstrated public service in the US and abroad and the Pat Tillman Foundation was established to honor Pat Tillman, an NFL player for the Arizona Cardinals who later served in the U.S. Army and was killed in action. To learn more about this great accomplishment, you can check out the Georgetown University article

Hacking to Defense at Georgetown University
Hacking for Defense™ (H4D) was introduced to Georgetown University at the start of the Spring 2017 semester. The course is offered through the School of Foreign Service’s Security Studies Program and is designed for all graduate students in all schools and programs, it takes an entrepreneurial, interdisciplinary approach to America’s hardest national security challenges. The complexity of these challenges demands a transformative effort that requires interdisciplinary teams comprised of graduate students from the foreign service, law, medical, and business schools. The program was recently featured in Forbes and The Hoya.

10 Rules To Help Women Entering Combat Arms Succeed
Alumnus Military Hoya, Antonieta Rico (MSFS '17) was published in Task & Purpose with her piece 10 Rules To Help Women Entering Combat Arms Succeed. The piece was extracted from a larger work, Combat Integration Handbook: A Leader’s Guide to Success, in which Antonieta contributed to provide guidance to leaders to successfully navigate gender integration in combat units.

This Isn't About Me: A Personnel Story
Alumnus Military Hoya, Jim Perkins (MBA '16) was featured in War on the Rocks where he shared his analysis on the challenges the United States Army is facing with the current personnel evaluation system. 

Veterans Day Ceremony Keynote
On November 10, 2016, Georgetown University held its Veterans Day ceremony to honor , reflect, and celebrate the veteran community at Georgetown. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Readiness) and Georgetown Alumnus, Daniel Feehan (SFS '05), shared his remarks on how Georgetown University and the military are examples of unity and how we as a nation have the responsibility to serve in our own ways to enhance the United States. Georgetown Security Studies Review published  Mr. Feehan's full keynote remarks. 

Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs at Georgetown University
Secretary Robert McDonald visited Georgetown University on January 29, 2016 to give a presentation on "Values Based Leadership." Secretary McDonald shared his experiences that help frame the key points he believes makes an effective leader. The presentation can be applied to those with military connections and in the civilian world. To watch the presentation, you can access the link here.

Faculty Publications

School of Medicine's professor, Dr. Susan Okie published TBI's Long-Term Follow-up—Slow Progress in Science and Recovery in the New England Journal of Medicine. The publication details personal journeys of two U.S. Army veterans through the years when they did and did not have medical care. 

Sebastian Junger released a book called Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging, which delves into the transition process from the military into the civilian world. Georgetown University Student Veterans Association's (GUSVA) faculty advisor, Dr. Barbara Mujica recently reviewed the book which was published with the Washington Independent Review of Books.