Military & Veteran Affairs

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We are immensely thankful for the service and sacrifices made by the men and women from all branches of our military, as well as their families. We understand that the process of applying to college can sometimes be confusing, and the process gets even more so when you have to navigate through the steps required to use the military benefits to which you are entitled. 

Our department exists to provide the tools for military members, veterans, and their families to help them succeed in their college education. Whether you are active duty, national guard, reserve, a veteran student, or a veteran/military family member, we aim to be your one-stop shop when it comes to making your transition to college life an astounding success! 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us anytime. Our dedicated staff is passionate about helping military members and their families, and we look forward to serving you.


Military Friendly Silver 2023   Colleges of Distinction 2022-2023

Some of the things we offer:

  • Processing of VA Educational Benefits

    We are here to help you navigate through the process of using your military educational benefits to attend Tennessee Tech. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about using your military benefits and strive to process all eligible benefits with the Department of Veterans Affairs in a timely manner.

    However, our services do not end there. We pride ourselves on being a one-stop shop for our military/veteran students and dependents, and are happy to answer any questions you may have about every aspect of your attendance at Tennessee Tech. If we do not know the answer, we will direct you to someone who does!

    Please feel free to reach out to us anytime. 

  • Eagle's Wing Veterans Center

    The Eagle's Wing Veterans Center is a dedicated space for military/veteran students and their families. It is located on the 3rd floor of the Jere Whitson Building and is open from 8am to 4:30pm daily. Some of the amenities include:

    - Computers and printers for school or military needs, free of charge.
    - Complimentary coffee and snacks.
    - Comfortable lounge area with a cable-equipped large-screen TV.
    - Refrigerator, microwave, and Keurig coffeemaker.
    - Informational resources specific to veterans and dependents.

    We invite you to stop by for a visit, make use of our amenities, or just hang out and relax! 

    Collage of vet center main area and lounge

  • Student Veterans Organization

    The Student Veterans Organization (SVO), open to all veterans and dependents, is a great way to meet other individuals who are also using VA educational benefits to attend school at Tennessee Tech.

    Please click here for more information! 

  • Special Events

    We hold a number of events throughout the year to commemorate important holidays and to celebrate our military and veteran students. Do check back often at our Campus Events page to see upcoming events!

  • Student Worker Opportunities

    The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs has a number of amazing student workers who make it possible for us to provide outstanding service to our military/veteran students and their dependents. 

    Students who are interested in working for our department must also be using VA educational benefits. Our student workers are paid by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and are allowed to work up to 25 hours per week. Hours are flexible, and the pay is tax-free. 

    If you are interested in applying for a position, please contact our office. 

    Travis student worker


Veteran Spotlight

Please take a moment to watch some short interviews with a few of our students who were kind enough to share their experiences about being a student veteran at Tennessee Tech.



Supporting Military Service members and Families

Visit us to see what sets us apart.

Schedule Your Visit 


James Bryant: 931-372-3070
Allison Szymanski: 931-372-3307
Mary McCaskey: 931-372-3503


Mailing Address: 

Tennessee Tech University
Office of Military & Veterans Affairs
Campus Box 5191
Cookeville, TN 38505

Street Address:

Jere Whitson Building, Room 312
805 Quadrangle
Cookeville, TN 38505

Office Hours:

8am to 4:30pm CST