The post-WWII GI Bill was one of the most effective economic development investments made by the federal government in the 20th century. In the Post 9/11 era, thousands of Hoosiers are returning to Indiana from military service with the promise of using their generous GI bill benefits from the VA to complete certificate and degree programs. IU understands the importance of this generation to the Hoosier economy and has placed special emphasis on making sure these Hoosier veterans are ready for the challenges of degree completion and job placement. My friend and former retired military officer, Margaret Baechtold is a great choice for this new position. IU is a great place for returning veterans or for employers to find dedicated employees.