Kristen Obst, Ph.D., Program Director for Public Admin & Security Mgmt, APUS
Military life is hard, and we spouses have a big job in supporting our Soldiers/Sailors/Marines/Coasties/Airmen for years of deployments, training, and re-locations. But, that does not mean that we can’t set and achieve personal goals, including education goals.

By Karin S. Conradson
Full-Time Faculty, Real Estate Studies at American Public University

When you are the spouse of active military member, the spouse of a retired military member working a government contract, or the spouse of an employee who is transferred from state to state for a position, it is not always easy to find that new job or to transfer with your current job.  Real estate is a career than can take you around the world.

by Bradley Hood

In a previous post I discussed the ability that 9/11 GI bill eligible individuals have to transfer their benefit to a dependent. I have been meaning to discuss other benefits available to military spouses, but have taken a bit of time because I am still new to the world of dependent benefits. Recently my wife and I came across MyCAA, which stands for Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts.

By Bradley Hood
Contributor, In Military Education

With the amplified effect of multiple sequestration cuts and downsizing corresponding to the scaling down of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, many service members have found themselves in a tough spot. Early outs, delayed and decreased opportunities for promotion and in some cases even forced separations.

By Debra Wales
Education Coordinator, American Military University

In addition to using Tuition Assistance (TA) or your GI Bill to fund your education, you have the option of using a Pell Grant. It’s a Federal Grant usually awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree and unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid.

By Dr. Kimberlee Ratliff
Program Director, M.Ed. in School Counseling at American Public University

As we celebrate the month of the military child in April, I reflect on my own experience as a military child many years ago. I enjoyed moving and adjusting to new places, but the challenges I did not look forward to often occurred in the school setting.  I remember moving suddenly from Ft. Clayton, Panama prior to the ousting of Noriega and being tossed from a Department of Defense Dependent School (DoDDs) to a public school in Arkansas.

By John Aldrich
Associate Vice President, Military Relations at American Military University

It isn’t uncommon for a military spouse to put his or her own education and career goals on the back-burner because of family commitments. While it can be challenging to find the time to take classes, there are ways to make it work for you and your family.

By Craig Gilman
Faculty Member at American Military University

When you wear your uniform and look into the mirror, what do you see? What characteristics do you possess that caused you to dedicate yourself to years, if not a lifetime, of service to a cause greater than yourself? The following is a summary of the personal, professional, and other traits that school principals look for when they consider hiring new teachers.