Message from the Dean

“I’m extremely proud of the dedication and tenacity our military students demonstrate in the pursuit of their education at University of Phoenix. This is a population that has chosen to make the most honorable sacrifice in serving our country, and despite the unique challenges of military life, they persevere and achieve their goals.”

- Garland H. Williams, Ph.D, USA COL (ret), Academic Dean


Military Alumni


Tony Drees, Bachelor of Science in Business Management 

Deployed to Iraq in 1991, part of a raid that claimed the single greatest loss of American life in the Persian Gulf War.

Current occupation director of retention and special programs, Infinity Denver

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Rear Admiral Daryl Caudle, Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership

Current Occupation: Deputy for Security Cooperation, Office of Defense Representative, Pakistan

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Cathy Harrison, Master of Science in Nursing

Deployed 2001, 2003, 2007

Current Occupation: Nurse Anesthetist

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Amir Johnson, Bachelor of Science in Management, Marines, Air National Guard

Deployed after 9/11 to the Middle East.

Current Occupation: Washington Post interpreter (fluent in Arabic)

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John Dixon, Master of Science in Public Administration, Marines

Current Occupation: Chief of Police, Philadelphia

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Coast Guard

Matthew Spencer, Bachelor of Science in Business/Marketing, Coast Guard

20 year military career

Current Occupation: Mayor of Somersworth, NH

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Air Force

Peter Burch, Master of Science in Nursing, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Air Force Reserves, U.S. Army Reserves

34 year military career

Served in Desert Storm (1991) and Desert Shield (1990)

Current Occupation: Endoscopy Nurse

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Julie McAdoo, Master of Science in Business Administration, U.S. Air Force

Navigator on C-130 cargo planes in Iraq 2005, 8 year military career

Current occupation: Entrepreneur, owns 'Refresh Your Nest' cleaning service and also helps former military transition to civilian life through social media hosting workshops on base and the organization Rally Point (a social media network geared toward still serving military personnel advance in their careers.

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