Army Wounded Warrior Education Initiative


Army Wounded Warrior Initiative Participants
This pilot program was launched in 2008 and allows injured soldiers in the Army to apply to the University of Kansas in one of 13 targeted master degree programs. In its fourth year, the program is unique to KU. Upon completion of their graduate degrees, the soldiers can return to the Army, which will benefit from their education and personal experiences. The first class of soldiers graduated in May 2010. The program was conceived by Army Brig. Gen. Mark O'Neill of the Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, who saw it as a way to pay back in some measure soldiers who have sacrificed heavily for their country, and a way for the Army to retain the talents and energy of young soldiers who otherwise could not have continued in their military careers. KU was asked to partner with Ft. Leavenworth because of its long and expanding working relationship with the Combined Arms Center and its own commitment to the program’s success.

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