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I have completed my MA in Homeland Security and looking to use my VA Vocational Rehab benefits to get more training and or certifications in a demanding field, what other training and education will I need?


Marvin Merillat Pensacola, FL

I have 26 years active military experience in CBRNE,hazardous materials mitigation and technical escort trained. I have experience in Safety, FEMA and Emergency management operations.

21 October 2018 2 replies Education & Training



Lori York Lakeville, MN


Remember that Voc Rehab is an employment program with more limitations than Post-9/11 GI Bill which is an educational benefit. Your Voc Rehab counselor should be able to help you identify training or education that fit within the scope of their services and help meet your employment interests/goals. I'd start there.

Lori York
VA School Certifying Official


ACP AdvisorNet Staff New York, NY

Hi Marvin,

Thank you for your service, and for posting your question.

I’d encourage you to utilize our community feature to reach out to advisors who have experience in Law Enforcement and Security. You can search for advisors by location, experience and expertise! I suggest you reach out to advisors with a Law Enforcement and Security in your local area so they can provide you with more specific guidance. Feel free to reach out to as many advisors as you would like!

I hope this is helpful, and please feel free to reach out if you have any other questions.


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