VA’s VSOC Pilot Program Coming to Webster

| August 27, 2013
The VA's pilot VSOC program will have a counselor on campus at Webster University.

The VA’s pilot VSOC program will station a counselor on campus at Webster University.

Webster University has been selected to participate in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) pilot program, VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC).

Starting on Sept. 16, Webster University will have a full-time VSOC counselor providing the University’s Veteran students with referral guidance on a host of VA activities including health, education, community and campus resources.

Brig. Gen. Mike Callan, USAF (Ret), worked with the VA over several months to demonstrate the value Webster veteran students worldwide could benefit from having a VSOC counselor on campus.

““With over 2,000 veteran students taking classes with Webster University, we were a natural fit for a full-time VSOC counselor to help our students make that transition from active duty service to civilian life,” Callan said.

After some initial training, the VSOC counselor will be available for face-to-face, phone and video counseling forums for all University Veteran students, and will serve as a great source for University staff on VA-related activities.

The VSOC counselor will be located in the Office of Military Affairs (OMA), Office of Academic Affairs, Loretto Hall.

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Category: Military, St. Louis Campus News, Webster News

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  1. Lauren Sullivan says:

    This will be a fabulous resource for all of our Veteran students; very exciting!

  2. Gladys Smith says:

    This will be a great resource for veterans and a much needed support for those returning for recent conflict. Way to go Webster.