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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.


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

Servant Leadership Awards Honor Student Contributions

2020 Servant Leadership Award recipients are recognized for their contributions to ministry, community service, and campus leadership.

May 07, 2020 | 10 a.m.

From Bethel to Kuwait—and Back

Sgt. Conor Nordmeyer’s ’21 desire to serve his community led him to the National Guard and Bethel. It also led him on a deployment to Kuwait, where he served as a religious affairs specialist and led suicide prevention training.

February 21, 2020 | 10 a.m.

"I Feel Like the Lord Engineered It."

After serving as an Air Force surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Eliason ’92 and a former colleague developed a life-saving catheter used on soldiers and trauma victims. As he continues his work and research as a vascular surgeon, he says he’s seen the Lord’s hand in his journey dating back to his time at Bethel.

November 25, 2019 | 11:30 a.m.

Caring for the Soul of the Army

“I didn’t want to be in the Army anymore,” says Chaplain Thomas Solhjem S‘88, a Major General and the U.S. Army’s Chief of Chaplains. But a simple, desperate prayer changed everything.

November 18, 2019 | 9:15 a.m.

Military Friendly

Bethel University is on the 2020-21 Military Friendly Schools list, a prestigious and comprehensive guide for veterans and their families. It sets a standard, calling out higher education institutions that provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses

Council of College and Military Educators

Bethel is a 2020-21 member of the Council of College and Military Educators. CCME is an active proponent for the professional development of those serving in the military education community.

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