‘Combat to College’ Guides Student Veterans Through the Military-to-Civilian Transition

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Elizabeth Odom

  • Combat to College is essential reading for veterans returning to college after military service.
  • Author John H. Davis shares the advice he learned as a college dropout turned Harvard graduate.
  • Honest, funny, and undoubtedly inspiring, this slim guide offers ten straightforward lessons that can be read in one sitting.
Combat to College: Applying the Military Mentality as a Student Veteran
By John H. Davis
Cover design by Corey Parson

Dahlonega, GA—June 13, 2022—The University of North Georgia (UNG) Press is pleased to announce a new title in partnership with the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Book Program: Combat to College: Applying the Military Mentality as a Student Veteran by John H. Davis, available September 20, 2022.

Combat to College is the guide for student veterans who want to win the college battle. Utilize the unique skills and discipline you gained in the military to succeed in higher education. In ten straightforward lessons designed by a veteran for veterans, you will learn how to navigate the transition to civilian life, build your team and resume, deal with political professors, and endure to graduation. Maintain your military bearing and unwavering determination in your next chapter. Make your college success nonnegotiable. You’ve earned the GI Bill, and now it’s time to grit your teeth and use it.

Author John H. Davis is a decorated combat veteran with multiple tours in Afghanistan. He has since dedicated himself to veteran advocacy, receiving congressional, legislative, and local recognition. He earned his master’s degree in education from Harvard and his bachelor’s in history from St. Joseph’s College. He has spoken to Congress as a legislative fellow for the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Student Veterans of America and is an active member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the US Military Vets Motorcycle Club. John is passionate about traveling, fitness, and veteran causes.

Combat to College is the sixth book the UNG Press has published in partnership with the AUSA Book Program, through which the press aids AUSA’s educational mission by producing high-quality books. These books address such subjects as military heritage, land power and land warfare history, technology, combat, and strategy and tactics. This curated collection will serve to help and educate members of the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense, the AUSA, U.S. government officials, and the general public.

Combat to College: Applying the Military Mentality as a Student Veteran (978-1-940771-96-0) is a 5 inch by 8 inch perfect-bound paperback. Wholesalers can purchase copies from Ingram; individuals can purchase copies from their favorite independent bookstore and other major retailers.

The UNG Press is a scholarly, peer-reviewed press that serves as an extension of our sponsoring university, the University of North Georgia. Our primary function is to promote education and research with a special emphasis on innovative scholarship and pedagogy. Through our partnership with Affordable Learning Georgia and eCore, the UNG Press is the leading press in Georgia for producing Open Educational Resources and Open Textbooks. ###

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