The Military Education Dilemma: What Happens If I’m Called to Duty?

MilitaryJanuary 04, 2013

Everyone wants to get a good education and to be able to have a great career. Those who are serving in the military right now are no different. They lead busy lives, and that means most of the traditional college programs are not going to work well for the service member who could have to transfer or ship out. This is one of the reasons that so many in the military put off getting an education until they get out, and then some still put it off even longer. Eventually, they find themselves in a career that they do not really like. This is unfortunate, and it does not have to be this way.  

Many schools tailor their programs to be flexible for due dates for completion of course work when someone calls called to active duty. Educators understand the needs of military students and now offer new and better ways to get an education while you are in the military. Even spouses and veterans are going to be able to take advantage of the programs. 

How to Keep Learning Abroad

One of the fears that keeps so many from going to school while serving actively is the fact that they do not know if they are going to be at one duty station long enough to complete a program. They never know if they could be called out of country to serve as well. Sailors and soldiers do not want to feel as though they are wasting their time with classes that they might never be able to complete. Even if you stayed in your current duty station, there is always the possibility of training exercises or pulling extra duty shifts that could cause you to miss class.  

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