Dare to Draft

Dare to Draft

Daniel Varela ’18 never envisioned that registering for the military draft had anything to do with applying to a private university. But as he answered questions about his education and family’s income on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, Varela came across a box that he hadn’t expected. “Register Student for Selective Service,” it […]

Armed with Knowledge: Veterans Who Teach

Armed with Knowledge: Veterans Who Teach

On his first day at the Officer Candidates School in Quantico, Va., math teacher Kent Nealis feared that he had made a grave mistake in his life choices. He had joined the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), a program that would help him pay for college if he agreed to serve in the military. This […]