National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
Thomas University is an academic partner with the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) First Coast Chapter. The NDIA supports and influences dialogue regarding national security through leveraging its stakeholder’s knowledge and experience relative to the military and defense industry.
Recently, the NDIA sent a formal request for member feedback and assistance regarding the organization’s position on provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), specifically Section 1763 of House-passed Bill. With regard to Section 1763 of House-passed bill: Section 1763 is vital to safeguarding the health of our nation’s economy and also unequivocally germane to the Defense Department’s workforce development capabilities to draw on a pipeline of top talent for employment or further training.
One of the primary objectives of CMIL is to assist transitioning service members with preparing for careers post service, ultimately qualifying their skillset through civilian education and training relative to their respective career field. Thomas University offers training and academic programming that directly aligns with the DOD’s workforce talent and acquisition initiatives.
As an institution that directly supports the training and educational needs of the Department of Defense, The Thomas University Center for Military Life Advisory Board unanimously voted to support the NDIA’s position as it relates to extending the approval of online education for international students.