Green Zone Training

Understanding Students With a Military Affiliation

green zone training Jacksonville University is proud to be one of the most military friendly campuses in the United States with designations as a G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School; U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges for Veterans; and Military Advanced Education & Transition Top School for Military/Veteran Education. We value our military students not only for their service to our country but also the leadership, life experience and maturity they bring to the educational environment on our campus.

Our faculty and staff are essential leaders in the successful assimilation of military students into the Jacksonville University community. To enable faculty and staff to better understand the background and challenges of our military students, we have developed two initiatives as outlined below:

  • Military 101: Understanding Students with a Military Affiliation

    This provides an overview designed to assist Jacksonville University faculty and staff in better understanding the background and experience of military members who matriculate at our University. This Overview provides information on Military Students in the Classroom, Military Branches, Military Rank Structure, and Points to Remember.

  • Green Zone Training

    Green Zone training is for faculty and staff that wish to learn more about the military affiliated student experience. Its goals are to train members of the Jacksonville University community to know more about the issues and concerns faced by military affiliated students and to identify individuals who are available to assist this population. Through this training, faculty and staff can lend a sympathetic ear and help the student veteran identify and connect with the appropriate resources. Participants who complete the training will receive a sign to display in their office and have their name listed on our website as having completed the training. Green Zone training opportunities are listed below:

    • Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at 2 pm - DCOBT Room 224
    • Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 2 pm - DCOBT Room 224
    • Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 2 pm - DCOBT Room 224

If you would like to schedule a specific training date and time for an office or department, please contact Mike Mitchell, Student Veteran Coordinator, at or by calling (904) 256-7638.

Click here to view a list of staff and faculty members who have completed Green Zone training to be visible supporters of military students at Jacksonville University.