Pitch to DOD: Expand Tuition Aid for Licenses, Families

A DoD family council wants service members to be able to use college tuition assistance for licensing and technical certifications — and to expand TA to military spouses.

DoD should look at opening up the use of TA funding for service members not only at accredited education institutions, but also for technical certifications, “where the preponderance of our young men and women who are leaving the service are going to find employment in the civilian sector,” said Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey at the Sept. 14 DoD Military Family Readiness Council meeting.

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