Gerd von Rundstedt, the son of a military officer, was born in Aschersleben, Germany, on December 12, 1875. He joined the German Army and served throughout the First World War. By 1918 he had reached the rank of major and was chief of staff of his division.
Despite a steady downsizing in personnel since the mid-1950s, the U.S. military remains one of the largest armed forces in the world. According to data from the U.S. Department of Defense, roughly 1.3 million men and women served in the military in 2016. A recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau also reveals there are 21.8 million veterans of the armed forces.
The Military Degree Completion Program was developed to accommodate the special needs of military personnel whose location, relocation, and time constraints make traditional, classroom-based college attendance difficult, if not impossible. The program allows service members to engage in a degree program wherever they are stationed. Course work is built around the unique needs of service members and the demands of their military assignments.