The Value of the Cohort

At the departmental ceremony for Final Exercises 2017, US Army veteran Korey Mitchell declared that the true value of the AMP is the cohort.  He stressed teamwork and thanked the members of his team, the AMP 2016 – 17 cohort, for contributing to his learning and success in the Accelerated Master’s Program. Learning keeps you young.

UVA School of Engineering Salute to Veterans

For Veterans Day 2016 the UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science honored all veterans and active duty military in this story about four veterans and active duty personnel who are members of the 2016 – 17 AMP cohort.

A Powerful Message

USMC veteran James Allison emphasized the value of inclusion and the strength of the UVA Accelerated Master’s Program in Systems Engineering cohort experience in his speech for the Department of Systems and Information Engineering ceremony at Final Exercises 2016.

Veterans in AMP featured on NBC 29 news

WVIR NBC 29 News aired a story about the Accelerated Master’s Program in Systems Engineering and the enhanced skills and pathway to rewarding careers it provides to veterans. The November 8, 2014, piece in honor of Veterans Day showed the AMP’s statistics class in action and included interviews with veterans Erich Feige, AMP ’15 student, and Professor Don Brown. You can read the story on the NBC 29 website.

Featured Speaker

Former Navy officer Eric Krogh (AMP ’14) was one of the featured speakers at the UVa Systems Engineering diploma ceremony in May. He expressed his appreciation for the Accelerated Master’s Program, and talked about the cohort experience, his transition from the military to the business world, and decision making skills.


WCAV CBS 19 local TV news aired a story about the Accelerated Master’s Program in Systems Engineering’s outreach to transitioning veterans the weekend before Veterans Day 2013. The story highlighted the growing need for jobs for returning veterans and included an interview with Professor Donald Brown. Watch the video clip and see the class in action on

The AMP’s outreach to veterans was also featured in a news story on WVIR NBC 29 News in February 2013. See the story on the NBC 29 web site.

Amir Jenkins, Albert Perez, and Karl Wingenback, veterans who graduated with the AMP ’12 cohort, and AMP Veterans Coordinator Tom Brett were featured in U.Va. Accelerated Master’s Program in Systems Engineering Helps Veterans Transition to Civilian Life, an article highlighting the benefits of the AMP for veterans, published in the School of Engineering’s September 2011 issue of E-News.

AMP Veterans Coordinator Tom BrettVeterans Coordinator Tom Brett
in action!

In his role as the AMP Veterans Coordinator, Vietnam veteran and retired attorney Tom Brett recruits veterans for the Program, provides student support, and does outreach to military installations and veterans organizations.