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Certification, Credentialing Pilot to Launch at Fort Hood



by Rose L. Thayer

FORT HOOD, Texas — A new Army education pilot program will give access to civilian credential and licensing certification programs to the 36,000 soldiers of Fort Hood, making them more attractive to employers outside the military.

Undersecretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy, Sgt. Maj. Daniel Dailey and U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, joined Fort Hood officials Tuesday in announcing the program, which is similar to tuition assistance but allows access to technical trades. It opens the door for soldiers to obtain 28 certifications or licenses to help them quickly transfer military skills to the civilian workforce.

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