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Military and Veteran Services

The Office of Military and Veteran Services is committed to serving military-affiliated students so they can succeed academically, utilize their military benefits efficiently, and connect with military-affiliated alumni as they grow into a career where they can be world-leaders.

About Military and Veteran Services

Our office provides support and resources to military veterans, active military members, ROTC cadets, and the parents, children, and spouses of service members.

Our Staff

We provide a space and dedicated staff to help military-affiliated students and families through every step of the college journey.

Resources and Benefits

Along with help navigating military benefits, we serve as a bridge between military dependents, spouses, veterans, and active duty service members to the broader Bethel community. We help with the transition to college as military-affiliated students and their families navigate their unique needs and challenges of the college experience.

Recent News

Following a Call to Serve His Country and His Students

For as long as he can remember, Stephen Nelson GS’22 has felt a call to serve. And when that call led him to the National Guard and a deployment to Afghanistan, he found the support to continue pursuing his goals to serve his students.

October 01, 2021 | 11 a.m.

A Life of Servant Leadership

James Strait ’94 is passionate about providing military-affiliated students with the education, mentorship, and support they need to succeed. For his proven commitment, Strait was selected as the 2021 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Pacific Principal of the Year.

August 04, 2021 | 10:15 a.m.

Nursing Major Carves Her Own Path

Kristen Gerber ’09 is filling a niche in Minnesota with Navigate Care Consulting, a team of licensed school nurses she leads who consult with 50-plus school districts across Minnesota. Along with starting her own business, Gerber is a major in the Minnesota National Guard and is currently the commander of the Medical Detachment Unit.

June 14, 2021 | 9 a.m.

Twin Military Dependents Find Bethel Feels Like Family

Chloe ’24 and Izzy Smith ’24 were used to meeting new people and making new friends after growing up as military dependents and moving often. But when they started at Bethel, they forged deeper, faith-based connections. And they’ve found support to utilize their military benefits.

March 02, 2021 | 9:30 a.m.