Q&A: Supporting and Retaining Student Veterans

The transition from military deployment to college life can pose a significant challenge for student veterans. Although service members bring to campus many academic assets, such as maturity, leadership experience, and commitment, some may face visible and invisible disabilities, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Academic Leader contacted Bruce Kelley and Justin Smith, coauthors of the upcoming book Preparing Your Campus for Veterans’ Success: An Integrated Approach to Facilitating the Transition and Persistence of Our Military Students, for their insights. Their cowritten answers to our questions appear below.

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