Moses Maddox served two tours of duty in Iraq as a corporal in the United States Marine Corps. An IAVA member, Maddox appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman in May to talk about his experience in Iraq, the importance of getting an education and his frustrations with his job search when transitioning out of the military.
In July, the Los Angeles Times reported on Maddox’s difficulties with his for-profit school:
After Moses Maddox left the Marine Corps in 2006, he took a sales job with the for-profit University of Phoenix, making up to 100 calls a day to persuade veterans to enroll using their GI Bill benefits.
Only after he enrolled himself did the former corporal discover that the state university he wanted to attend didn’t accept the nine course credits he’d earned at Phoenix.
“Basically, I wasted my GI Bill benefits — just like a lot of other veterans I talk to,” said Maddox, who until recently was a veterans benefits counselor at Palomar College in San Diego County.
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