Helping Student Veterans and Family Members Achieve their Goals of Pursuing Higher Education

About this Episode:

In this Let’s Talk Transitions! podcast, I chat with Mr. Brian Locke, the Director of the G.V. Sonny Montgomery Center for America’s Veterans, located at Mississippi State University. Our conversation is centered on Mr. Locke’s role as the Director and how he and his staff help student Veterans and family members achieve the goal of pursuing higher education. This episode concludes with Mr. Locke sharing helping strategies for working with student Veterans and family members, such as developing trust when offering support.

Guest Bio

photo of podcasterMr. Brian Locke is the Director of the G.V. Sonny Montgomery Center for America’s Veterans located at Mississippi State University (MSU). Locke served Active Duty for 23 years in the U.S. Army and retired as a Lt. Colonel in 2017. Prior to retirement he was the Professor of Military Science for the Army ROTC Program at Mississippi State University for three-and-a-half years. In March of 2017, Locke was appointed the Interim Director of the Veterans Center and in March 2018 he was appointed as the permanent Director.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Office of Military Family readiness Policy, U.S. Department of Defense under Award numbers 2015-48770-24368 and 2019-4877030366.

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