For Veterans, a Fight for College Credit

Texas Army veteran Ryan Rafols worked as a missile defense engineer during his time in the U.S. Army, operating military defense systems, calculating targets and maintaining computer systems.

But when Rafols came back to Texas and applied to the engineering school at the University of Texas at Austin earlier this year, he was told none of his experience would count toward his degree. That made no sense to him.

“Most veterans come out and can’t get a job in the field they worked in,” he said. “They have to go back to school and learn what they already ...

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