Derek Neuts speaks regarding veterans' experiences way better than I ever could:
With the onset of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, colleges and universities around the country are now seeing an increase in enrollment rates from the veteran population, as many soldiers are returning home to either resume their civilian lifestyles or they are in-between deployments. With economic conditions being harsh, and employment opportunities becoming more competitive, many veterans are seeking to either start or finish an education that may provide them with an edge in today's unique job market. Are universities ready for this population, and do they understand how to implement the necessary accommodations?
Check out more in his blog.
Derek served in the United States Air Force Security Forces from 2001 – 2005, experiencing one tour in the Middle East conducting security and police operations. After having experienced a medical discharge, homelessness, and transitional barriers, he now advocates for veteran families in Oregon and abroad. He's currently finishing is B.A. at Marylhurst University.