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Why GW?

The George Washington University (GW) understands the sacrifice every veteran and military family-member has made in service to the United States. Now, it is our turn to serve you. Situated in the nation’s capital, less than a mile from the White House and the National Mall, GW’s Foggy Bottom campus provides countless opportunities that are available #OnlyatGW.


GW is a Yellow Ribbon Program Participant and is widely recognized for its excellence, both as a general academic institution and as a university for military-affiliates.

Since Military and Veterans Services was created in 2008, GW has been an annual recipient of the Military Friendly Award and is also annually recognized as a Military Times “Best for Vets” higher education institution.


GW is proud to have over 1,800 military-affiliated students involved in several organizations on campus:

  • GW Vets: With hundreds of active members, our student organization for veterans is tremendously active and prominent on campus. Membership is open to all students interested in supporting the military community.
  • GW Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC): GW hosts one of the top-five NROTC units in the country.
  • Army ROTC: GW students proudly serve in the Hoya Battalion.
  • Air Force ROTC (AFROTC): Serving at Howard University, the AFROTC program produces the largest number of commissioned officers for the US Air Force.

GW Military Community Center

Opened in October 2016, GW’s Military Community Center is a study, meeting, service, and resource space intended to support the engagement and academic achievement of our military and veteran students.

Vet Success Program

The Veteran Success Program provides on campus support through a Department of Veteran Affairs’ vocational rehabilitation counselor located in the GW Military Community Center.

Career Services

The GW Center for Career Services has dedicated resources for military and veteran students, providing information and resources to help your transition into a new career path.

No matter where you are in the completion of your degree program, the Center for Career Services can help you understand how your military-related skills and your degree are transferable to employment. Services include career consulting, access to full- and part-time online postings, workshop sessions on resume/cover letter writing, and opportunities to connect with employers during career fairs, industry expos, on campus interviews.

Health Services

Counseling and Psychological Services are available 24/7, through the Colonial Health Center. Jennifer Mostafa, M.Ed, LGPC specializes in helping military-affiliated students. Call 202-994-5300 (24/7) to speak to a counselor or clinician.