Georgia Tech Is a Military Friendly Institution

Mike Shannon


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. We educate hundreds of military students and their families across our academic programs and employ a significant number of veterans. Our research has brought numerous technologies to the United States’ military. Today, Georgia Tech innovations are making a difference for our servicemembers deployed across the globe and our Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is delivering many of these solutions. 

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 and their family members.
  • Hiring and retaining veterans to serve on our staff and faculty – we hire veterans.
  • Caring for our Yellow Jacket alumni who 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 member of the Institute’s executive leadership team and a retired Army officer, I am honored to serve as the executive sponsor for resources that support Georgia Tech’s legacy of progress and service and the thousands of Yellow Jackets and their family members who have proudly served or are currently serving in the United States military.   

This fall, we announced plans for the Veterans Walk of Honor that will provide a vibrant, flexible space that captures and tells the untold stories of Georgia Tech’s veterans — honoring past heroes, encouraging today’s, and inspiring tomorrow’s. 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. It’s just one of many ways Georgia Tech pays respect to and honors our fellow Yellow Jackets for their service to our country.

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

All my best,

Mike Shannon, PhD
Interim Executive Vice President for Administration and Finance
Interim Chief Business Officer
U.S. Army (Ret.)


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.



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.


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.


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.

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.