Operation GW VALOR is a comprehensive, collaborative, and unified effort by key GW stakeholders to ensure that the University provides the highest caliber services to military members, veterans and their families. The initiative is led by VADM (ret) Mel Williams, GW's Associate Provost for Military and Veterans Affairs.

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Valor Credential Grant

VALOR Professional Credentialing Grant Awarded

November 17, 2015

This semester we awarded our 

Honor Flight

1st All-Female Honor Flight Brings Veterans to DC

September 22, 2015

Fox5DC.com featured the The 1st All-Female Honor Flight in an article titled

A George Washington University Priority

GW VALOR (Veterans Accelerate Learning Opportunities and Rewards) supports President Knapp's emphasis on expanding “access and affordability” of the high quality George Washington University education in support of military, veterans, and military family members.


Access:  GW VALOR focuses on expanding access to GW for members of the armed forces, veterans, and their family members who are entering the academic environment as students.  As GW VALOR students they enhance the diversity of learning in GW's classrooms.  Operation GW VALOR works to expand access not only on the Foggy Bottom campus but through other channels such as online education and GW's Hampton Roads Center.


Affordability:  As a reward to accelerate learning opportunities, GW VALOR focuses on making a GW education more affordable for VALOR students. Undergraduate Online Degree Programs are offered at about a 60% reduction in cost. Beginning in May 2013 the university doubled its contribution to the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, thereby making most Masters degree programs free of personal cost for tuition and fees for fully qualified veterans and their families. The university re-affirmed its significant commitment to the Yellow Ribbon Program in May 2014.