Soldiers’ Valuable Skills: Not Much Credit

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Michael Mollohan (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Keondra Mitchell

Abstract: The purpose of the research and this paper is to improve the UNCP School of Business’s policies of awarding academic credit to service members. The reason why I tackled the subject is to help service members receive more academic credits for what they have learned during military service. Most service members learn invaluable skills which translate to academic knowledge. Military personnel learn in a classroom environment then develop what they learn every day with real situations. Much of what is learned and developed is leadership and management; however, the only area in which military personnel are awarded credit is physical education. Remaining physically fit is only area where credit is received; however, soldiers learn much more than that. There are numerous Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) which define the job of the soldier. Regardless of the MOS, leadership and management are skills learned by countless soldiers. As leaders, we learn valuable leadership and management skills which we use in different situations. These skills include written and oral communication, time management, organizational, team work, team building, resource management, styles of leadership, as well as numerous other skills. Once taught in a classroom, the skills are then used daily during our routine tasks, simulated and real life. Giving eligible service member’s credit for what they have accomplished in leadership and management would improve the military friendliness of the university.

Additional Information

Honors Project
Esther G. Maynor Honors College
Language: English
Date: 2015
Military Personnel, Military Service, Soldiers, Academic Credits, Non-Traditional Credits, Life Experience College Credits, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Military Occupational Specialties (MOS)

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