ROA's Defense Education Forum hosted a presentation by the University of Utah about a new National Center for Veterans Studies that is being developed by that institution. Officials from the new program sought feedback from the more than 20 military and veteran associations in attendance as to what areas the new center should focus on. Issues discussed included veteran employment, follow-on education, and how to partner with America to help veterans who have returned from overseas contingency operations.
Tied to the National Service Academy, one of the topics was how veterans could continue to do public service. The vision is that both the Veterans Studies Center and the National Service Academy will be franchised programs that will be offered at a number of institutions of higher learning. Not only will DoD become involved, but so will the Departments of Justice, State and other federal agencies.
You can read more about the proposed center at http://ncvs.law.utah.edu/.