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Laura Bush addresses members of the military in San Diego, Calif., March 23, 2001, about Troops to Teachers, a program that encourages retired military personnel to become teachers. White House photo by Susan Sterner.

Troops to Teachers

Troops to Teachers candidates are men and women who have served their country as military personnel and want to start careers as teachers. The program recruits retired military personnel whose experience, maturity, and strength of character can make a real difference in the classroom. Since 1994, Troops to Teachers has placed 5,000 military personnel in teaching positions.

For an online application please visit:

To learn more about Troops to Teachers, please contact:

Phone: (800) 231-6242
Fax: (850) 452-1096
DSN: 922-1151

Troops to Teachers
DANTES Troops-to-Teachers
6490 Saufley Field Road
Pensacola, FL 32509-5243

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