As seen in FUTURES Magazine
Thanks to a range of education, training and tuition programs, when you commit to serve, the Military commits to supporting your future
Army National Guard Cadet Miller Ford knew from a young age that he wanted to join the Military, but he didn’t realize it could also help him pay for his education. Miller is a junior at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, but when he arrived, a college degree wasn’t his only ambition.
“Going into the Military was definitely a goal of mine,” he says. The Tennessee native joined the South Carolina National Guard and now drills one weekend a month on campus with fellow students while balancing schoolwork and spending time with friends. And the Army National Guard is helping him pay for what would’ve been an expensive out-of-state tuition, providing immense financial relief.
“I don’t have to worry about graduating in $200,000 worth of debt,” Miller says. “It’s taken a huge stressor off my life and my parents’ lives. Being able to get out and have one less thing to worry about has been essential for me, honestly, and it’s allowed me to focus on other things.”