ATLANTA, GA—All 22 colleges of The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) were recently recognized as Purple Heart Technical Colleges by The Department of Georgia, Military Order of the Purple Heart (GAMOPH) making TCSG the only technical college system in the nation recognized as a Purple Heart System. TCSG earned this distinction by GAMOPH because of the emphasis and support that each technical college in the system provides their military-affiliated students.

“The 22 colleges of TCSG have a long-standing history of supporting Georgia’s active military, veterans, and their families through technical education and training,” said TCSG Commissioner, Greg Dozier. “Being named the only Purple Heart Technical College System in the nation is a tremendous honor and reflects our unwavering commitment to our military men and women who put their life on the line every day to defend our freedom.”

TCSG colleges encompass full-time veteran assistance programs, veteran coordinators, and student veteran organizations that help military personnel and their families make the smooth transition from military service to civilian employment. In addition, TCSG works closely with the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource Center (VECTR) in Warner Robins, which provides unique, accelerated programs in high-demand and strategic industries tailored to abbreviate the process of receiving postsecondary certificates and degrees by recognizing the extensive training veterans receive during their military service.

“TCSG is proud to play an important part of our military and veterans’ lives,” said TCSG Executive Director of Georgia Virtual Technical College (GVTC) & Military Affairs, Robert Keown. “We are dedicated to providing the best learning environment for every student as they pursue education and skills training in direct support of the greatest workforce in the nation.”

A Resolution recognizing all 22 colleges as Purple Heart Technical Colleges was ratified and recently presented to the GAMOPH Executive Committee. 

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About the Technical College System of Georgia

The 22 colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) are Georgia’s top resource for skilled workers. TCSG offers world-class training in 600 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs to students who are trained on state-of-the-art equipment by instructors who are experts in their fields. The system also houses Georgia’s Office of Adult Education, which promotes and provides adult literacy and education programs, including the GED® testing program, throughout the state. In addition, TCSG partners with companies through Quick Start, the nation’s top customized workforce training program, and through its individual colleges, who work with local industry to provide workforce and training solutions. For more information, visit

About the Department of Georgia, Military Order of the Purple Heart, USA, Inc. 

The mission of the Department of Georgia, Military Order of the Purple Heart, U.S.A, Inc. is to foster an environment of goodwill and camaraderie among Combat Wounded Veterans, promote patriotism, support necessary legislative initiatives, and most importantly, provide service to all Veterans and their families in the state of Georgia. We accomplish this through a myriad of programs run by both the Department and its Chapters across the state. To find out more about these programs you can visit


Mark D’Alessio



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