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Post 9/11 GI Bill

Eligibility Criteria for Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits:

You are eligible if you served a minimum of 90 days on active duty after September 10, 2001. This covers active duty served as a member of the Armed Forces or as a result of a call or order to active duty from a reserve component (National Guard or Reserve) under certain sections of title 10.

As of August 1, 2011, active service performed by National Guard members under title 32 U.S.C. for the purpose of organizing, administering, recruiting, instructing, or training the National Guard; or under section 502(f) for the purpose of responding to a national emergency, will also count towards Post 9/11 GI Bill eligibility.

Select periods of active duty service are excluded and do not qualify for the Post 9/11 GI Bill:

  • ROTC under 10 U.S.C. 2107(b)
  • Service academy contract period
  • Service terminated due to defective enlistment agreement
  • Service used for loan repayment
  • Selected reserve service used to establish eligibility under the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIC chapter 30), MGIB for Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR Chapter 1606), or the Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP chapter 1607)

Post 9/11 GI Bill Tuition Coverage:

  • Up to 100% of all tuition costs and course-related fees, paid directly to the educational institution
  • Up to $1000 annually for books and supplies
  • Allowance for accommodations and lodging based on the location of the educational center attended

GI Bill Benefits Transfer to Family Members:

Members of the Armed Forces on August 1, 2009, with 6+ years in the military, may transfer unused Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to their children or spouse. Restrictions may apply.

The Academy has been approved by the State Approving Agencies to train eligible veterans. All forms necessary for application for educational benefits are available at The Academy Career Center. Application requirements for educational benefits vary from program to program. Your application package must be complete. For additional information, contact The Academy's Veterans Representative.

The Academy Facility Code: 25450710



DoD 8570.1

Signed on August 15, 2004, Directive DoD 8570.1 requires every full-time and part-time military service member, defense contractor, civilian, and foreign employee with privileged access to a DoD system, regardless of job series or occupational specialty, to obtain a commercial certification credential that has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). These individuals are required to carry an approved certification for their particular job classification before the end of 2008. Training and certification from QuickStart Intelligence can be used as credit toward meeting these requirements set in Directive 8570.1. Those affected include:

  • Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Military Departments
  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Combatant Commands
  • Office of the Inspector General of the DoD
  • Defense Agencies
  • DoD Field Activities
  • All other organizational entities in the DoD




MyCAA helps military spouses pursue licenses, certificates, and certifications necessary for gainful employment in high demand, high growth Portable Career Fields and Occupations.

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) Program provides up to $4000 (over 2 years) of financial assistance for military spouses who are pursuing degree programs, licenses, or credentials leading to employment in portable career fields.

MyCAA Eligibility

Spouses of active duty service members in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1-O2, as well as the spouses of activated Guard and Reserve members within those ranks. Spouses of Guard and Reserve members must be able to start and compete their courses while their sponsor is on Title 10 orders.

Note: The MyCAA Program does not include Coast Guard spouses.

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