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Beyond the Military: What Will You Do as a Civilian?

By Dr. Michael L. Beshears, professor of Criminal Justice at American Military University

*This article is part of In Public Safety’s September focus on career transitions*

As a retired senior non-commissioned officer, I understand the military can offer a great life and that it’s important for those in the military to think about what life will be as a civilian. Continue Reading

VIDEO: Memorial Day 2019 Tribute Featuring Ronald Reagan

Making the Move from Military Retirement to Education

By Darren Blagburn
Army Veteran and American Military University Alumnus

Whether you are entering college for the first time or you are working on your master's degree, creating a personal vision can help you focus on an outcome, and may lead to selecting the appropriate major. While looking five years down the road can sound difficult to do, you will find that you can stay on track to accomplish whatever you set as your long-term goals. Selecting the right major is one of those accomplishments that will lend itself to supporting your vision.

VIDEO: Memorial Day 2019 Tribute Featuring Ronald Reagan

Walk to Raise Awareness of PTSD and Suicide Among Veterans

By George Holmes
In Military Education, Guest Contributor

Currently, the Veterans Administration estimates that each day 22 veterans take their own lives, or over 8,000 annually. I personally know four veterans who have taken their own lives after losing a battle with PTSD. I decided to take action to help my fellow veterans who fought for this beautiful country defeat the demons of PTSD. I founded the Arooh Initiative to raise awareness that we are losing our nation’s heroes and they need our help.

Tune in for the Suicide Prevention Awareness Symposium