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Veterans in Energy

The military and energy have a long history in the United States. Energy plays a vital role in military planning and action, and energy security goes hand-in-hand with homeland security. The U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Energy share many initiatives and facilities, including those at the country’s major national laboratories.

Energy is a natural field of study for veterans and active personnel to pursue, and the School of Energy at The University of Tulsa offers excellent programs to suit a variety of interests. Veterans, as well as individuals who are currently serving, are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate energy degree programs at TU. For those interested in graduate training, the Master of Energy Business is an excellent choice because of the flexibility of its online delivery mode.

In addition, The University of Tulsa provides some of the strongest outreach to veterans and military personnel throughout all of higher education. Its many veteran services include one-on-one help in navigating benefits, plus a dedicated Veterans Center. TU also participates in the Yellow Ribbon program, an addition to the Post-9/11 GI Bill that provides full tuition to qualified veterans. Go here for additional information.

Energy companies around the country, including Devon, Dominion, Xcel, BP and Chevron regularly recruit veterans and military personnel for jobs across their organizations. Entities such as Troops to Energy Jobs and the American Petroleum Institute provide additional details about transitioning from military service to a career in energy.