Daniel Weinberg is an ensign in the U.S. Navy Reserve and is currently working towards his M.D. at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He earned his bachelors degree in Exercise Science from USC in 2012, and is originally from Charlotte, NC.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans
As many of you well know, transitioning out of the military and into the civilian world can be a daunting task. Military members work in a variety of complex fields, but it can still be hard to go from warfighter to full-time student. You may have been an Army combat engineer, with experience building bridges in combat and under fire. Alternatively, you might have been a Navy independent duty corpsman, serving as the sole medical provider for the entire crew of a ballistic missile submarine. Even with these outstanding experiences, transitioning to the civilian world and continuing to progress in your field can be difficult. Many vets choose to pursue higher education to bolster their career prospects, and the GI Bill allows you to return to school and receive the education that you need.