UNI Veterans Association Education Advancement Program
The Veterans Association at the University of Northern Iowa is striving to make our campus home for our active, reserve, and retired military members in the State of Iowa. The UNIVA Education Advancement Program will greatly improve our ability to further our efforts to make UNI a military friendly community for all to enjoy. We have moved closer to achieving this goal through a variety of programs such as military scholarships and opportunities to serve on university committees that create, recommend, and implement new military oriented policies that have helped expand UNI as the leader in Iowa for our service members and veterans. Other programs consist of community service, volunteer opportunities with other veteran programs, partnerships in the surrounding area and through participation with other campus based student groups. Together we can make UNI the desired university for our service members.
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Private First Class
Military Fun Fact: The PFC, or Private First Class, is an entry level rank within the Army and Marine Corps. In the US Navy the equivalent would be called a Seaman and an Airman First Class in the Air Force.
Military Fun Fact: The Sergeant, or Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO), is the backbone of our Armed Forces. Responsible for training, small unit leadership, and discipline. The US Navy is the only branch that does not utilize the Sergeant title.
Military Fun Fact: The Chief Petty Officer is the beginning of senior enlisted leadership in the Navy and Coast Guard. Responsible for larger unit training, leadership, and some independent duty. Chief Petty Officers are an E7 in the US military pay grade scale.
Military Fun Fact: All branches of the military use this title but for different purposes. The Navy and Coast Guard are the only two branches where the term "Captain" is a higher rank verse the Army, Marines, and Air Force,
Military Fun Fact: The General is the highest rank an individual can hope to achieve in our Armed Forces and hold the highest of responsibilities. Their experience, military knowledge, and leadership are invaluable. The Navy and Coast Guard use the term "Admiral."