Barrett Y. Bogue is the Vice President of Communications at Student Veterans of America. A former Marine, Bogue previously worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs where he led GI Bill public relations.
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We took Fallujah. We know more than a decade of war. Why then do so many articles bemoan the challenges veterans face attending college? Veterans are completing tougher degrees with higher grades at better colleges than many might guess.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Knowing yourself is a deliberate and critical step toward becoming a GI Bill expert. It means opening and maintaining the lines of communication with your GI Bill with school personnel. Most importantly, it means admitting you are responsible for knowing the debts you incur while using the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
To be a GI Bill expert means to know your surroundings. There are school personnel dedicated to helping you with the GI Bill, the policies you should be aware of, and little known parts of the program that can power you through graduation and beyond.