Kevin Conley, a freshman criminology major, came to FSU as a veteran of the Army National Guard.
"I was in the infantry in Afghanistan from August 2010 to August 2011," he
"I still have to go to drills once a month, but the school stuff is free.
"I don't feel like I've missed out on anything, either.
I spent three years in the army, and now I have better life experiences," he
added that the services offered by the FSU Student Veterans' Association
have been an asset.
said the student veterans who work the desk will "help with anything.
The paperwork for the GI Bill is a big pain, but they help out."
Being in the military gives the veterans more experience to be ready at any moment's notice.
has been trained in lifesaving tactics and has his
basic EMT certification.
He hopes to graduate from FSU in 2015, pending no active calls from the military, and eventually work for the DEA.
According to Conley
, having the time off from school provided them with growing experiences and opportunities.
By going to school now, they have improved their options for the job market, she