Veterans Day is upon us—only 43 shopping days left until Christmas! For many, this is what the holiday has turned into: A day that invites the frenzy of consumerism with massive sales and a federal holiday to allow people the time to shop. But there are those who will keep faith in our hearts and in our households, thanking profusely those who left bloody footprints in the mud and snow, carrying the burden before we picked up the rifle and joined them on the frontiers.
In recognition of Veterans Day, American Military University asked some of our faculty members who served in the military to discuss the benefits of being a veteran, the greatest challenges they faced, what advice they would give new veterans, and the best way the public can thank veterans. Hear from seven of our faculty members about their experiences.
By Dr. Allan Conkey
Are you preparing to leave the military? Does civilian law enforcement seem like a good fit as your second career? Learn how one officer made the transition and has helped others do the same. Here are seven key factors to consider before you make the leap into civilian policing.
Returning to civilian life after being in the military is not an easy transition. AMU's Michelle Beshears writes about how her plans for a life of military service was disrupted after an unexpected medical discharged at the age of 29. Learn how she transitioned from the service to civilian life and how education helped her start a new career in academia.
AMU professor Michael Beshears writes about the turning point in his military career that prompted him to start thinking about what he wanted to do after his military service. Remember, it's never too late to earn a college degree that can help put you on path to a new career as a civilian.
AMU Intelligence Studies professor Beth Subero writes about her experience transitioning into academia after a 21-career in the military. Her experience as an Air Force Intelligence Officer provided her the ability to continue her own education as well as pursue opportunities to teach others. If you’re someone who may someday want to make the transition from the military to a profession in higher education, Professor Subero offers several tips that might help you in your journey.
By Leischen Stelter
Lincoln Kaffenberger was stationed in Afghanistan while earning part of his master’s degree in Intelligence Studies from American Military University. During his deployment, Lincoln quickly discovered that the work he was doing in his classes helped with the products he generated as an intelligence analyst.