LocalSyr Covered Syracuse University’s New program Operation Veteran Promise

Decades of research conducted by those at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University shows that veterans have a tough time transitioning out of the service. This is especially the case after their first term of service.

“We’ve seen the data from our own IVMF [research] just how stressful that transition process can be,” said Jessica Calhoun, Assistant Director of Veteran and Military Admissions at SU. “You don’t know what you’re going to be doing. You’re returning to civilian life, not the regimented experience that you had.”

Given those experiences, Syracuse University has created a brand new pipeline program called Operation Veteran Promise. It’s specifically for high school seniors heading into the military right after school. When they get into this program, they will have a guaranteed spot at SU when they come home from that first deployment.

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