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:

Step 1

If this is your first time applying for Veteran Benefits: Log on to eBenefits and complete form 22-1990 – Application to Receive Benefits

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If you have used your Veteran Benefits before: Log on to eBenefits and complete form 22-1995 – Change of Program/Place of Training

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Step 2

Receive Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the VA

Step 3

Email a copy of Certificate of Eligibility to

Step 4

School Certifying Official will issue you with an Enrollment Certification Request Form

Step 5

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.