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Our Mission

Founded by military veterans and former collegiate athletes, Athletes of Valor's mission is to support transitioning servicemen and women from service to career by leveraging the power of collegiate sports.

Bridging the Gap

Veterans

50%

of veterans graduate from college
  • Lack support structure and resources
  • Struggle to relate with and trust peers
  • Difficulty finding a purpose

Student Athletes

85%

of collegiate athletes graduate from college
  • Regimented, busy schedules, powerful network of resources
  • Spend majority of time with teammates — eat, sleep, study, train together
  • Work as a unit, held to a high standard

Over 1 million servicemen and women will transition over the next four years. Our streamlined program provides veterans the camaraderie, structure and trust they need to succeed in school and in life.

How It Works

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Employ America's Veterans

You are interested in partnering with Athletes of Valor to provide meaningful employment opportunities to the men and women on our platform. You know the value that both military veterans and collegiate athletes bring to the workforce; we combined the two. Sign-up now and find your next best hire!

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Blog

Julian Smith

Resilient Army Vet Takes Shot After Shot Til He Scores

Frustrated by the lack of consistency in his work and life, Julian Smith put his attempts at a basketball career on hold to join the Army. With his newfound motivation and maturity, 26 year old Smith found his place again on the court
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David Smith

Former Army Officer on How Teaming Up with Military Athletes is a Win-Win

David Smith coached the All-Army Basketball team for 4 years and brought 6 USA All-Armed Forces teams around the world to face international opponents. Having now coached both military and non-military players, he recognizes the value military veterans add to college athletics.
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Tom Rubel

The Tom Rubel Story

USMC sniper Tom Rubel had a decision to make when his military contract was up. Stay or go? He left, and found himself on Harvard's lacrosse team with new, but familiar challenges and opportunities to lead
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