Mission Critical: Getting Marines Through College

At the Voluntary Education Center (VEC) at Marine Corps Base Quantico, mission critical means
providing quality education counseling to primarily U.S. Marines and their families, members of other military branches, veterans and Department of Defense employees, so they can achieve their educational goals.

“Our goal is to get them to and through college,” said Melora McVicker, education services officer. For the past nine years, she has been a part of a team that provides students a roadmap that explores sources of funding, highlights experiences and reviews the training and education necessary to fulfill their dreams.

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