Home to one of the largest and longest serving ROTC cadres in the region, Arkansas State supports military students both through college into service and after service returning to college. A-State celebrated the achievements of its veterans by dedicating the Lieutenant Colonel Frederick C. Turner Jr. Military Science Building in 2021. A-State established a new liaison office in conjunction with the Arkansas National Guard at Camp Robinson in central Arkansas to expand opportunities for active duty soldiers to utilize our special scholarships for the military. A-State has a scholarship program which reduces tuition for any active duty service member or their spouse to the federal reimbursement rate. A-State is the first Purple Heart University in Arkansas, and earned multiple “military friendly” accolades. For ROTC, A-State has a Living-Learning Community, one of the few dedicated residence hall spaces in the country, and supports the largest on-campus training facility in the state which also services cadre at other nearby universities. The Beck Center for Veterans provides direct support to veterans as well as other assistance such as access to specialized therapies to assist in their transition to civilian life.