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Active Duty & Veteran Ph.D./D.B.A. Education Programs

Benedictine University’s doctoral program in values-driven leadership is a natural fit for veterans, whether active duty or retired military officers.

Veterans in our program report that their strong training in leadership and strategy integrates well with the program’s focus on global leadership, strategic change, and corporate sustainability.

Whether you’re looking to earn your doctorate while remaining in service, or making a transition to a civilian career, the Ph.D./D.B.A. program can extend your capacity to lead. Below, you’ll find resources featuring some of the graduates and students who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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At the Intersection of Love & Leadership

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When preparing for active duty in Afghanistan, Lieutenant Colonel Joe Riccardi was told by a commanding officer that the best thing he could do for his soldiers was to truly love them. This thought inspired Riccardi’s leadership, and later his dissertation research. Click to read more.

Making a Successful Midlife Transition

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When Colonel Lee DeRemer began to consider his transition out of military service, he looked for resources on how to make a successful midlife transition. Finding none, he pursued the topic as his dissertation and now offers a model for moving to the next chapter of life.
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