Georgia Tech Is a Military Friendly Institution
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.)
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.
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.
Resources for Employees
We hire veterans
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
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.
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.