Online Education – A Boon For Army Personnel

By | August 20, 2015


Each and every country maintains an army that consists of courageous individuals ready to defend the country and preserve the way of life. However, a career in the army leaves these army personnel little or no opportunity to pursue higher education for the betterment of their future, once they retire from the army. Some army training institutes may include some kind of formal education for these individuals, but it is not a norm. Online education thus comes in handy for army personnel, as they can obtain a degree at their convenience.
Online education has made it possible for everyone to obtain an education at their convenience. It has opened up a new world of equal opportunities for all individuals to pursue their learning interests. It has helped those individuals who did not have the opportunity to obtain a university degree, to attain the same level of education as that of anyone attending university courses. Online studies have made education accessible to all, and that includes army personnel as well. It has provided an opening for the military personnel who want to advance their educational qualifications but cannot find the time for it while performing their vital duties of serving the nation.
Most of the online schools and colleges accept applications from army personnel and some of them may have reservation policy for seats for any course they might like to select. Online education is perfect for the army because they can study at their convenience while performing their military duty. The army encourages its personnel to pursue degrees so that they can be prepared for their future civilian life and also apply their skills to resolve various situations they may have to face, during their military career.
Since the increasing popularity of online education was observed among army personnel,
the military has set up its own online educational institution known as the American Military University or AMU. AMU offers a wide range of courses for army personnel and it has become very popular since its inception. The courses offered at AMU include space research, general studies, English Literature and many other subjects. There is something to suit everyone, from associate degree to the Master’s degree in every subject.
The flexible fee structure at AMU allows many recruits to pay for the course out of their salary. The fees are affordable and the arrangement is to pay as you learn, so most of the recruits simply pay for each semester rather than paying for the full course all at once. This way they are not financially burdened and can study at their own pace.
Online education has revolutionized the manner in which army personnel can benefit from education by preparing them for a post military career. The education levels give them specialized skill sets that they can use to further their overall earning potentials after their retirement from the army. They have every right to a formal education and they should be given every opportunity to pursue it.

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