Educational Resources

Educational Resources

The Office of Student Veterans provides various educational resources for students, staff, faculty, and community members. These tools provide an overview of military experience, culture, and potential needs. We acknowledge that the information provided is not comprehensive nor does it speak to the experience of every member of the Armed Forces and family. To best understand the experiences of military personnel and their families, we encourage building relationships with Servicemembers and Veterans.

Current Educational Resources:

Veterans Affairs Military Cultural Awareness Training

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs put together training resources for educators, health professionals, and care givers to better equip persons for working with Veterans and Servicemembers. These trainings have been accredited and are free. Click the link above to create an account and explore one of the four training modules.

For more on the efficacy of these trainings, read this article on “Military Cultural Awareness.”

If you are a Duke University staff or faculty member and interested in receiving an in-person military culture training, fill out this Qualtrics survey and we will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible. Request a training here.

Members of the Dean of Students Office at Duke University provide a traveling 'roadshow' that is designed to provide general awareness of the military affiliated community, Duke history with the Department of Defense, and current services provided to support our military affiliated students. Typically, we provide a student panel discussion, complete with Q&A once the formal presentation is completed. 

Military Occupational Codes for all Service Branches

Jobs within the Armed Services are classified by unique codes designated by numbers and letters. These codes vary by branch of service.  

To assist civilians in translating Military Rank, we have provided the following Military Rank Chart for all Service Branches.   


Future Educational Resources (Coming Soon):

“Green Zones” are spaces determined as safe. The goal of Green Zone trainings, therefore, is to educate university personnel on military experiences, potential issues facing Student Veterans, and available resources to Servicemembers on and off campus so Duke staff and faculty can serve as allies to military-affiliated students. These trainings occur at institutions of higher learning throughout the United States.

While we do not currently offer Green Zone Training at Duke for staff and faculty, UNC Chapel Hill hosts frequent Green Zone Trainings. Check their website for upcoming dates, registration forms, and location.

Coming Soon: Recommended Reading List complete with books, articles, and publications on military culture, experience, and challenges.