Troy University has veterans' ‘6'

Posted: Monday, 07 October 2013

TROY – Troy University has joined “Got Your 6," pledging to support student veterans by implementing and enhancing resources, programs and policies to support the military population.

The University's TROY for Troops Center is the focal point of the effort and will lead initiatives in support of military students at the University. “Got Your 6" is a movement led by a consortium of major film and television studios, broadcast and cable television networks, talent agencies, and guilds that are united in changing the conversation in America with regards to veterans and military families.

“This pledge serves to publically reinforce the continuing work we do daily in support of our veteran students attending Troy University," said Dave Barron, Associate Vice Chancellor for Military Affairs and a retired U.S. Navy captain.

Leading the Got Your 6 Education Pillar: Transitioning through Education efforts are the Pat Tillman Foundation, Student Veterans of America and Operation College Promise who are working collaboratively to collect pledges from 500 colleges and universities by June 2014.

“Working together, the Pat Tillman Foundation, Student Veterans of America and Operation College Promise have selected a leading group of institutions that will make the commitment to the Got Your 6 Education Pillar, including Troy University," said Chris Marvin, Managing Director of Got Your 6. “It is our mission to ensure many more colleges and universities will join us in pledging to support our veterans which will have a lasting and positive effect not only on campuses, but in communities all across the country."

In the military, the phrase “got your six" means a fellow soldier, sailor, airman or Marine is look out for the wellbeing of another. Troy University is regularly recognized as a leader in providing a “military friendly" environment.