Veteran Benefits and Post-9/11 GI Bill®
How Veteran Benefits and the Post 9/11 GI Bill® can help you get financial aid for Executive Security Training at PWA.
Easing the Transition
Too many veterans return from military service to civilian life without adequate direction or assistance without utilizing the veteran benefits they’ve earned. Pacific West Academy’s objective is to help veterans in their transition from military service to gainful civilian employment. The Academy’s programs enable its students utilize the skills acquired during military service so that they can be applied to meet the needs of employers. Our staff is comprised primarily of Military Veterans who have gone through similar experiences and are able to work with you personally to guide you in the right direction. We work with various organizations that assist U.S. Military Veterans with employment costs that may include: Training costs, suit jacket and pants, boots, tactical belt, tactical pants, transportation, housing, etc.
“I’ve been in Executive Protection here in LA since returning from a tour in Iraq in 2005. I think a lot of people who are interested in this field are under the misconception that being a cop, soldier or bouncer will give them all the tools they need to be effective in the Executive Protection field. Far from it. These jobs may provide a foundation but they don’t provide a true understanding of the dynamics of Executive Protection. Your course was a good introduction to the ins and outs (and potential pitfalls) of Executive P protection work. Whether or not someone is new to the field or, like me, just trying to maintain perishable skills, I highly recommend this course.”
Dan, Los Angeles, CC
Getting Funded through Veterans Benefits
Sources of Funding
Post 9/11 GI Bill®
If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after September 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this VA-administered program. Whether you want to apply your GI Bill® veteran benefits to college classes or an on-the-job training program, the GI Bill® Comparison Tool will help you make the most of them.
Benefits and Eligibility
For approved programs, the Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally payable for 15 years following your release from active duty. Institutions of higher learning participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program may make additional funds available for your education program without an additional charge to your GI Bill® entitlement. The following payments may also be available:
- Monthly housing allowance
- Annual books and supplies stipend
- One-time rural benefit payment
Step-by-Step Instructions for receiving your Veteran Benefits:
If this is your first time applying for Veteran Benefits: Log on to eBenefits and complete form 22-1990 – Application to Receive Benefits
If you have used your Veteran Benefits before: Log on to eBenefits and complete form 22-1995 – Change of Program/Place of Training
Receive Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the VA
Email a copy of Certificate of Eligibility to firstname.lastname@example.org
School Certifying Official will issue you with an Enrollment Certification Request Form
Supply Pacific West Academy with the following: Completed Enrollment Certification Request Form, Copy of DD214 – Member 4, Copy of Driver’s License, Copy of Social Security Card
Questions about Veteran Benefits or the Post 9/11 GI Bill®?
If you have questions about the status of your claim, general benefit information, or need assistance completing your form(s), please contact the VA at: 1-888-GIBILL1 (442-4551) To speak with an Education Case Manager.
Our Students Say
I just want to say thank you to ASC for everything. After I graduated I got a call from ****** Security about my interview that I had with them on the last day of school. They said that the skill set and training I received from ASC (along with my military background) place me far beyond the average person who applied for a job with their company. And because of that they want to hire me not as a security guard, but as a shift supervisor. I couldn't believe it. One of my fears about starting my career and security was that I would graduate from training and not receive any job offers. However since graduating ASC I've been offered two jobs (one as a supervisor and one as a guard) and the pay for both are great. The money I'm going to start making is way more than what I was before so for that I want to say thank you. It was because of you guys that my life changed course and now the possibilities are ever-changing. Be sure to pass my thanks to Connor, Omer, Ryan, Jake, Ian, Steve and the rest of the guys.Jovidean Sun Valley, CA
I just wanted to thank you for giving me the opportunity to attend your CPR course. I know your focus is primarily training bodyguards but as a mother of two I wanted to learn CPR 'just in case.' I never realized there was such a difference between CPR for adults and CPR for infants. I now feel comfortable that if something bad were to happen I have the ability to do CPR. Thank you again.Larissa Courpus Christi, TX
I've been in Executive Protection here in LA since returning from a tour in Iraq in 2005. I think a lot of people who are interested in this field are under the misconception that being a cop, soldier or bouncer will give them all the tools they need to be effective in the EP field. Far from it. These jobs may provide a foundation but they don't provide a true understanding of the dynamics of Executive Protection. Your course was a good introduction to the ins and outs (and potential pitfalls) of EP work. Whether or not someone is new to the field or, like me, just trying to maintain perishable skills, I highly recommend this course.Don Los Angeles, CA
As a former law enforcement officer I thought I had a pretty good understanding of what it would take to be a good Executive Protection Specialist but it's a whole different ball game when you don't have the weight of a badge behind you. Although this course was basically fundamentals, I felt it helped bridge the gap between my experience as a law enforcement officer and the EP field. Although I had done a lot of similar range work before I found the firearms portion of the course work to be very professional and well executed and could see how this would be a great course for someone new to the field. Thanks for a great course.Josh Huntington Beach, CA