Veterans Services

Green Zone: Staff & Faculty Military Awareness Training Program

Camouflage patterned shield with words "Green Zone"

Our Green Zone program is aimed at helping staff & faculty become more familiar with military life and how it translates into the classroom. This program was designed over the last 7 years with input from our student veterans and service members. As soldiers transition into students, they face unique challenges and may need specific resources to assist them in their success at USM. 

The training sessions are 2 hours long. Student veterans and service members present an informational slideshow and lead discussion scenarios. Each participant will leave with a packet of materials including campus & community resources for Vets, as well as a Green Zone decal for their door to identify them as military-friendly (similar to the LGBTQ+ Safe Zone Project stickers).

If you would like to schedule a training for yourself, your group, or department, please use this form.


Ross talks about being an older incoming student with family obligations.


Taylor describes the stressors surrounding deployments.