To whom it may concern:
As a military Veteran, I find it very disgraceful that you would refer to people in the military as “non-traditional” students!
As a former military person and someone that has gone back to school within the past six years, it was very hard for me to go back to school and deal with generational difference. We are taught to be respectful. We may do things differently than the general public, but we have been taught some very good life lessons. What makes someone a “traditional” student? How will there be “social, economic and personal challenges” to becoming a student? I’m sure that you are aware of the course that we “non-traditional” students have to take before leaving the military. It’s called the Transition Assistance Program, which helps assist in the transition from military to civilian life. It does take some time to adjust, and for the most part we do just fine. Everyone has personal issues and challenges. We are not different people when it comes to military and/or civilians. We have lived totally different lives but are still people and still students.