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    smokey2011 is offline Registered User
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    Quote Originally Posted by airtorn View Post
    Being stationed there or being an OK resident is not a requirement.

    This may be the best deal out there for a U.S military member that wants a MBA.
    It is definitely on my list after I get my bachelor's, I don't see how any other RA college can compete with it.

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    DoD Seeks Applicants for STEM Scholarships

    Three hundred students interested in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM field) have the chance to get a nearly full ride for their undergraduate or graduate education through a program sponsored by the United States Department of Defense.

    Applicants must be at least at least 18 years old. The deadline is Dec. 1, 2010.

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    A friend of mine from when I was enlisted is currently on the bootstrap program (or something similar, I don't know the exact name), which is paid leave from AD to finish your degree and return as a commissioned officer. He is getting his degree in Civil Engineering , so there is definitely space for commissioned officer CEs in the Air Force.

    Also (not meant to skew his decision, just a personal interjection), having lived on many different military installations around the world during my short 6-year career, I enjoyed the quality of life the most on Air Force bases. Although, I don't know of many other groups who are as well respected as the Army Corps of Engineers or the SeaBees. There are benefits to being in every branch, I guess.

    Different branches of the military have programs set up to pay back student loans of officers. I also believe that he would qualify for the Post 9/11 GI Bill once joining and remaining active for a few years.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Heiks View Post
    The Tedmeister needs help here. I am trying to advise my niece's boyfriend but I am inadequate because I do not have a military background. The niece's boyfriend is working on his bachelor's in civil engineering (he will finish soon). He has said that he would like to join the military. I have told myu niece privately (not in front of him, but I said it's okay for her to share) that I hope he does not end up with his brains splattered all over some god-forsaken desert because I don't want my darling little niece to become a poor dear grieving widow at the age of 20. First, do you know if he could join for some non-combatant duty, like the Army Corps of Engineers? Do you know if he could join as an officer given that he will graduate a civilian college (the University of Toledo)? Do you know how the financial aid works? When I tried to join in 1988 (rejected due to prior history of epilepsy), they made you choose between either: (a) rack up a bunch of student loans before the Army and let the Army pay them off for you at 15% per year or (b) take classes while in the Army under military TAP and let the Army pay 75% of your tuition bill or (c) save up for the GI Bill and go to college after the Army. Do you know if it is possible to use the Army for multiple types of financial aid for multiple degrees these days. I'd like to be able to give my soon-to-be-nephew-in-law some good advice. Please help.
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    A small speciality within the Army, Environmental Science and Engineer Officer, Medical Funcational Area, 72D/E. It is part of the Medical Service Corps, true engineer , unlike Corps of Engineer , where you are lucky to use your degree unti you have 20 years on and get assigned to a District office. Most of the time in the Corps of Engineers , you are blowing stuff up or clearing IEDs. I have been a 72E in the Army for 17 years, they offer direct commission also, best deal going. You get to take EIT, PE, and work as an engineer . They also send you for MS and PhD if you apply, full pay and school paid for. I left active duty before going that route because I wanted to work in law enforcment, but stayed in the reserves.

    Navy and AF also have similar specialites, check them out. AF is a bio-medical engineer and Navy is in the Preventive Medicine field, but all are engineers and get to work as engineers .

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    DOD Improves Troops’ Access to Quality Education

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    Interesting article. Some snippets:

    “Defense Department officials are taking extensive measures –- from education reviews to agency partnerships -- to ensure service members have access to quality education and learning opportunities in their off-duty hours, a DOD official said.”

    “With such a widespread educational offering, officials are working to ensure that tuition assistance dollars, intended for off-duty education , are well spent. All institutions participating in tuition assistance programs must be accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Education Department, Gordon said. And colleges and universities on installations must adhere to additional criteria.”

    “The Defense Department, Gordon said, also contracted with the American Council on Education to conduct the Military Installation Voluntary Education Review, which provided a third-party independent review of the DOD’s on-installation programs.”

    “To further bolster educational services, officials will implement a new policy, effective Jan. 1, 2012, that requires every institution participating in the tuition assistance program to have a memorandum of understanding with the Defense Department. This MOU includes an agreement that institutions must participate in the new review process, he said.”
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    Does the POST 9/11 GI BILL cover the cost of obtaining a private pilots license at a part 61 school?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorCal View Post
    Does the POST 9/11 GI BILL cover the cost of obtaining a private pilots license at a part 61 school?
    This link will answer your question. https://www.gibill2.va.gov/cgi-bin/v...i=&p_topview=1
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    Hi Ted Heiks. Regarding your worry
    I hope he does not end up with his brains splattered all over some god-forsaken desert because I don't want my darling little niece to become a poor dear grieving widow at the age of 20
    . I believe if he has great brain, he won't stay on the battlefield that long. My cousin's husband is a military man and he was out on the field about twice or more but not more than five times, if I'm not mistaken. He always attend trainings and stayed in the office - more of managing role.

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    First thing I want to ask is why your niece boyfriend want to join military? mostly if he will join military of course he will be deploy.. the only question is where and how long? and that would be a decision from his superior.
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