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Georgia Tech Is a Military Friendly Institution

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has a long and rich history of supporting and partnering with the United States Armed Forces that extends back to the 19th century. The military has played a key role in Tech’s growth since our earliest days, and seven of the Institute’s 12 presidents were veterans. Our legacy of service to the military continues today, from the veterans we hire on staff, to the research and development of the Georgia Tech Research Institute that provides innovative solutions to the Department of Defense. We educate hundreds of military students and their dependents across our academic programs and employ a significant number of veterans.

In short, Georgia Tech is proud to be a military friendly institution. This means we are committed to and passionate about:       

  • Recruiting and graduating military students at the undergraduate and graduate levels – we educate our military service members and the family members that serve with them.
  • Hiring and retaining veterans to serve on our staff and faculty – we hire veterans.
  • Caring for our Yellow Jacket alumni who currently serve or who are veterans – we support veterans.
  • Solving the most challenging problems facing the U.S. Department of Defense – we deliver technologies to our servicemembers.

As a collective veteran lead team, we are honored to serve as a strong voice and advocate for the resources that support Georgia Tech’s legacy of dedicated service and the thousands of Yellow Jackets and their family members who have proudly donned a military uniform to serve the United States.

Georgia Tech has created plans for the Veterans Walk of Honor that will provide a vibrant, flexible space that captures and tells the gripping stories of Georgia Tech’s veterans — honoring past heroes, encouraging today’s heroes, and inspiring tomorrow’s leaders. Earlier this year, we also launched the Veterans Flag Program, a partnership between the Georgia Tech Alumni Association and the Veterans Resource Center, to distribute flags to families of deceased alumni who served in the U.S. military. These are inspired ways Georgia Tech pays respect to and honors our fellow Yellow Jackets who vow to improve the human condition through their service to our country.

We invite you to learn more about the work of Georgia Tech as a military friendly institution. We are buzzing with resources at Georgia Tech for our military community members. Our programs are building momentum and your support is much appreciated. Go Jackets!  

All the best,

The Georgia Tech Military Friendly Institute Committee



ASL Branch Head Receives Prestigious Award for Support of National Guard and Reserves

May 2023

Scott Tompkins, Aviation Systems Engineering Branch Head at Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)’s Huntsville Office, was recently honored with the prestigious Patriot Award by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).


Grad Caps and Commissions

April 2023

While pursuing their degrees, many Georgia Tech students also participate in Air ForceArmy, or Navy ROTC programs. These students balance rigorous training and additional courses with their already strenuous workloads. Students from neighboring universities also participate in Georgia Tech's ROTC programs. Georgia Tech congratulates the following students who are graduating and being commissioned this semester. 

Veterans Flag Program Distributes Flags to Remember Alumni

January 2023

The Veterans Flag Program, a partnership between the Georgia Tech Alumni Association and the Veterans Resource Center, distributed flags to families of deceased alumni who served in the military. 


GTRI, Army Team Up for Decoy Hackathon

January 2023

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) kicked off 2023 with the second annual Marne Innovation Workshop – a weekend of collaboration and innovation. 


Mission Accomplished

December 2022

After putting Silicon Valley dreams on pause to serve his country, Patrick Benitez knew all along that his journey would lead him to Georgia Tech.


Campus and Atlanta Events Honor Veterans

November 2022

The Veterans Walk of Honor, located outside the VRC, will honor all Georgia Tech alumni, students, and staff who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

Resources for Students

We educate our military and their family members


Veterans Resource Center 

The Veterans Resource Center promotes student learning and development and supports degree completion for students who are veterans, military, reservist, guard members, and dependents by providing comprehensive support services that enhance and complement the academic experience.


University System of Georgia

The USG has developed this site to provide access to the benefits, resources, and information that you may find helpful in making the transition to college.


Veterans Services (Office of the Registrar)

Our office is proud to serve as a liaison between Georgia Tech's military families and the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Student Veterans of America at GT (SVAGT)

SVAGT is a student-run organization for veterans/military members in the GT community. They hold socials and meetups in the GT community to foster a more inclusive and cohesive environment for military/veteran members.


Military and Veteran Education Programs

Georgia Tech offers professional certificates for active duty service members and veterans to advance your military career or help you transition into civilian life.


Military Fellows Program

The Georgia Tech Military Fellows Program welcomes cohorts each year with nine Military Fellows to spend a year at Georgia Tech, in place of spending time at their Senior Service College. These postgraduate fellows are military officers who are preparing to assume leadership roles within their organizations.


OMS CS for the U.S. Armed Forces and Veterans

Georgia Tech's online Master of Science in Computer Science (OMS CS) provides a flexible solution for those who wish to balance active military duty with earning an advanced degree and for those who have completed service and are looking to progress or redirect their career.



The ROTC program experience will enhance your college education by developing key leadership and management skills that are essential in the military and corporate professions.


Veterans Transfer Pathway Program

This program is uniquely designed to assist military veterans who have completed active duty within the past five years successfully transfer into Georgia Tech.

Resources for Employees

We hire veterans


Employee Resource Groups at GTRI 

SERV@GTRI connects, unites, and empowers GTRI Veterans, National Guard & Reserve members, Allies, and their family members in order to promote a culture of integrity, honor, service, and support. 


Veteran Employment Assistance

Veteran Employment Assistance is a veteran-centered program to assist employees in resolving personal issues that could affect their chances of success in the workplace. It includes a wide array of services from intensive networking, military hiring, career success workshops, and more.


National Guard & Reserve Leave for GT Employees

The University System of Georgia has established a policy to allow for military leave. You can also book an appointment with a GTHR Benefits Leave Specialist to discuss your military leave.


TRS Retirement Credit for Military Service

Georgia law contains several provisions for the establishment of up to 5 years of retirement credit for periods of active duty military service in the armed forces of the United States.

Resources for Alumni

We support veterans

Alumni Association

Georgia Tech Military Affinity Group is dedicated to supporting the best and brightest local high school seniors to pursue a world-class education at our alma mater. Each spring, we award scholarships and other awards to local students enrolling as freshmen at Georgia Tech. Recipients are selected by the ROTC Cadre and there is no application process.


Veterans Flag Program

The Veterans Flag Program is a partnership between the Georgia Tech Alumni Association and the Veterans Resource Center, will distribute flags to families of deceased alumni who served in the military.

Resources for Research

We deliver technologies to our servicemembers



The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is the nonprofit, applied research organization of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). Its focus is to develop advanced technology solutions and large-scale system prototypes to address the most difficult problems in national security, economic development, and the overall human condition.

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