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The Military & Veterans Program sends out a newsletter to all of our military-connected students on campus regarding events, scholarships,  and other important information. Please email to be added to the newsletter. 



Meet the Staff

The Military and Veterans Programs is responsible for the administration of all US Department of Veteran Affairs education benefits processing and is dedicated to making the educational experience second to none for our military-connected students attending USD. The program is managed by the Veteran Student Services Coordinator, houses the VA Benefits Coordinator, two Graduate Assistants, and VA student workers. We are the central place for resources, involvement, networking and the Student Veterans Organization. We also work with other offices on campus and in the community to connect students with appropriate services and advice.

Veteran Student Services Coordinator

Amanda Etter

The Veteran Student Services Coordinator serves as a single point of contact for military-connected students at USD in order to connect them with both the campus and community resources available to them. The Veteran Student Services Coordinator provides both current and prospective students with the information and support needed to successfully plan their future and eventually integrate with the USD community. 

Hahn University Center, Room 225
(619) 260-5945

V.A. Benefit Coordinator

Nelson Chase

The V.A. Benefits Coordinator certifies student enrollment to the Department of Veterans Affairs so that educational benefits such as the Post-9/11 GI Bill can be processed and awarded. The Veterans Benefit Coordinator also advises incoming students and current students with their educational benefits. USD participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (see our Benefits page).

Hahn University Center, Room 225
(619) 260-4600x2032

Outreach and Events Specialist

Currently Vacant 

The Outreach and Events Specialist assists the Veteran Student Service Coordinator with providing information to new and incoming students about the University and how to access their educational benefits. The Outreach and Event Specialists also plans events and is in charge of the social media, website, and promotional materials. 

Hahn University Center, Room 225
(619) 260-7483

Military-Connected Hub Coordinator

Laura Folsom 

The Military-Connected Hub Coordinator facilitates all Military-Connected Hub (MCH) related meetings, cross campus communications, and stakeholder connections.  The MCH coordinator is also responsible for ensuring data is collected about the military-connected students on campus as well as relevant data in the community. 

Hahn University Center, Room 225
(619) 260-7483

VA Representative Office Hours

Ryan Morris the Vet Success on campus representative from the Dept of Veteran Affairs visits campus monthly to meet with military-connected students to discuss individual benefits. Currently, he is working remotely and can be reached via email at:

Office Hours With MVP Ambassadors

Ask questions and get information from our program ambassadors weekly on Monday - Friday from 10:00AM to 02:00PM via Zoom or by phone: (301) 715-8592



Student Veteran Organization

The Student Veteran Organization (SVO) is open to everyone including veterans of all services, their dependents and advocates of the veteran population. The SVO supports and promotes veterans and veteran issues and provides peer support through a solid network of individuals.

To join the SVO, go to our SVO ToreroOrgs site.

Join the SVO Facebook group to stay connected.

Be informed by liking and following the Military & Veterans Program page on Facebook.



HERO: Honor Empower Remember Overcome. The HERO Club is a student organization at USD committed to raising awareness for service members that were killed in action.

To join the HERO Club, go to their HERO Club ToreroOrgs site.

Join the HERO Club Facebook group to stay connected.