Military Memoirs

Aspirational Marine fluent in Business & IT

This veteran knows how to take advantage of opportunities that cross his path.  He traded the USAF for the USMC, the traditional track to becoming an officer for a specialized college-prep program, and the basic business route for a cross-fit company that blends airmen mentality, business acumen, and IT intellect.

Greg's story is a series of moments seized.

Posted on 9/21/2016
Career High of a Very Grounded Educator

We all remember a favorite teacher.  Their guidance, passion, and support leaves a mark on our life.  And if you're a teacher, you understand that making a lasting impression is part of the overall goal.

Teaching a subject is one thing.  Honing the ability to connect that subject-matter to the real life of a student is something above and beyond.

See how Annie builds relationships to do just that.

Posted on 8/2/2016
Exemplary Service through Leadership

Thirty years of continuous service for one entity is becoming more uncommon.  Take a second look at thirty years, through the lens of service for the United States Air Force, and you have a glimpse into the life of Eddie Maldonado.

Working your way up to the highest enlisted rank in the military is a lifetime achievement; however, Eddie's perspective on rank and leadership is quite different.  You can lead from the back, but most don't know how.  What it takes is understanding your team, hearing what drives them, and using that leverage to aim everyone at a singular goal.

Eddie Maldonado is a master at leadership, whether in a healthcare setting or an I.T. setting.  Honor his service by simply reading his story.

Posted on 7/1/2016
Lifelong Dreams Become Reality

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. - Jim Rohn

Adan Morell had the discipline required to fast-track through two degree programs with WGU in order to achieve his lifelong goals.  Now, he's living the life he envisioned.

His family places a high value on learning and service - and sticking with your dreams. Read Adan's story.

Posted on 6/30/2016
"Education is always important."
I’m Rebecca Vinyard — a military wife, a mother, and now thanks to my degree from WGU Indiana, I have fulfilled a lifelong dream of being a teacher.

I’ve had that goal since I was seven years old, but knew that going back to college would be tough because of our military lifestyle, and wanting to spend as much time with my family as I could. When I enrolled, WGU Indiana was the only online university whose accreditation the state of Indiana would accept for teaching. I moved twice during my studies at WGU Indiana, and I had the flexibility and support to continue through the transitions. I would tell anyone considering WGU Indiana that it is going to be one of the best decisions they make in their college career. WGU Indiana student mentors offer ongoing encouragement, and the course mentors are insightful, available and willing to help you through any task at hand. WGU Indiana isn't just about the education, it's about the people too.

Earning a degree has been huge for our family. Not only was I able to secure a job immediately upon graduation, I also showed my children how much of an impact a solid education can make. I wanted my children to see that no matter what life brings you or where life takes you, an education is always important, and it can be done with determination and passion.

Posted on 6/13/2016

WGU extends a "thank you" for Mike's selfless service in the US Navy.

This WGU alum is quite literally part of ground control with NASA... but his story doesn't start out much different that plenty of others.

You'll enjoy his story.  Want a soundtrack to accompany the read? Space Oddity by David Bowie 

Posted on 5/5/2016

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