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Usarec-rrs And Post University Form Partnership To Give Soldiers A Faster Path To A College Degree

WATERBURY, Conn.  (June 1, 2010) -- Through a partnership between USAREC-RRS and Post University, Soldiers can earn a college degree while serving as an Army Recruiter.    Soldiers can take courses completely online and earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 18 months or a master’s degree in as little as 14 months.

Col. James H. Comish from the Army Recruiting & Retention
School at Ft. Jackson and Francis X. Mulgrew, President of
Post University Online, sign a partnership agreement to provide
Army recruiters with a flexible path to a college degree.

As part of this partnership, Soldiers can earn up to 27 college credits toward an Associate’s Degree or up to 60 college credits toward a Bachelor’s Degree for professional military and recruiting training.  Soldiers may also enroll in professional certificate or undergraduate or graduate degree programs before, during or even after serving as an Army recruiter.

“This partnership makes it possible to affordably educate more Soldiers while they serve,” said Col. James H. Comish, Commandant of the Army Recruiting and Retention School at Ft. Jackson.  “Our mission is to train and develop agile leaders and Soldiers who provide recruiting and retention support to the force.  Soldiers must be prepared to fulfill their military and civilian career goals now and in the future.”

Post University has developed a program designed specifically to meet the needs of active military personnel.   The University has reduced its tuition and included the cost of books so Soldiers do not incur any out-of-pocket expenses.  Credits earned during their USAREC tour of duty are transferable if Soldiers move to another assignment. 

“Post University is deeply committed to serving those men and women who serve our country,” said Edmund J. Lizotte (LTC-Retired), director of Military Programs and Veterans Affairs at Post University.  “We have taken the time to learn what military personnel need to be successful in this kind of program, and then made sure we could provide it.  In addition to lowering our tuition, we make sure each Soldier who enrolls with us has an academic advisor who provides personalized support from application to graduation.” 

Post University also is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity College, and a full LOI school on the portal.   The University also is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and licensed by the State of Connecticut through the Department of Higher Education.  Students may choose from 17 undergraduate degree programs, as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Master of Human Services.  Post University has special programs and tuition rates for both active and veteran military personnel and their dependents who want to complete their undergraduate or graduate degrees.

For more information on Post University’s Military Program and the USAREC Partnership, Soldiers should contact: Ed Lizotte – LTC-Retired at: 203.596.4604, or Charles Young at: 203.591.5157,

About Post University:  Founded in 1890, Post University is a student-focused, career-driven university committed to providing students with the knowledge, personal skills and experience required to be leaders in their chosen fields.  Located in Waterbury, Conn., Post University provides a wide array of degree programs for on-campus and online students of all ages. It is known for its quality, career-driven academic programs available on campus and online, small classes, and competitive NCAA Division II athletics.  Its 5,000 full- and part-time students come from the United States and abroad, and are supported by faculty whose mission is to prepare students to compete and succeed in today’s global workplace.  To learn more about Post University, visit or call 800-345-2562.