Before tackling the application, former special amphibious reconnaissance corpsman Anthony Bunkley, now a student at Columbia University, suggested that veterans take time to reflect about what they want to include in a narrative.
“The key is to understand your strengths,” Bunkley said.
Colleges generally look for students who are going to bring value to their programs.
“By showing that your experiences are unique and provide you a valuable perspective, that helps you stand out,” said Jared Smith, a Yale student who served with the 75th Ranger Battalion.
Make sure to research the institution to demonstrate how you embody the characteristics of its ideal student.
“Try to sit back … jot down notes, try to think about how you can apply [your strengths] in a college setting.”
In your veteran narrative, it’s important to consider how your skills, experiences, and future goals fit within the context of the college where you’re applying.
Staff Sgt. Stevon A. Booker, a 3rd Infantry Division Soldier who was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment and killed in action in Iraq in 2003, is depicted in a photo illustration alongside the Distinguished Service Cross medal, which he is slated to posthumously receive for his heroic actions during Operation Iraqi Freedom, April 5, 2018, in Pittsburgh, Pa. (U.S. Army)
The U.S. Army has announced it will upgrade a former 3rd Infantry Division soldier's Silver Star to a Distinguished Service Cross for his bravery during the unit's "Thunder Run" attack on Baghdad, Iraq, in 2003.
HANOI (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told the U.S. secretary of state he did not want his children to live with the burden of nuclear weapons, a former CIA officer involved in high-level diplomacy over the North's weapons was quoted as saying on Saturday.
An Oregon Air National Guard F-15C Eagle that made an emergency landing on Wednesday ditched its entire arsenal of live air-to-air missiles before touching down at Portland International Airport, The War Zone reports.
President Donald Trump announced in December that he would withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria, but Sen. Lindsey Graham has since made a strong push to keep a small residual force along the Turkish border along with troops from European allies.
The former Navy SEAL among a group of eight men arrested earlier this week in Port-au-Prince on weapons charges says he was providing security work "for people who are directly connected to the current President" of Haiti.
"We were being used as pawns in a public fight between him and the current Prime Minister of Haiti," said Chris Osman, 44, in a post on Instagram Friday. "We were not released we were in fact rescued."