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Military and Veterans Programs

The mission of the Military and Veterans Programs (MVP) at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is to advance the health and wellbeing of our nation’s service members, veterans and their families through innovations in research, education, and community engagement.

Carl Castro
Carl Castro, Director of Military and Veterans Programs

Retired Colonel Carl Castro served 33 years in the U.S. Army. He is a world-renowned military researcher, specializing in the health and wellbeing of service members, veterans and their families, as well service members' transition from military to civilian life. 

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Military Academic Center

Developing and educating the world’s next generation of military social workers through an innovative and interactive military-focused curriculum, community engagement, and professional networking.
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National and Global Engagement

Leading transformative national and global awareness and partnerships to facilitate teaching, collaboration and research to improve the lives of service members, veterans, and their families.
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Policy, Practice, and Outreach

The school’s military and veterans programs operates the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative, which comprises of hundreds of community stakeholders, agencies, and representatives serving veterans and military families in Greater Los Angeles.
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