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As a non-commissioned Army officer, Mr. Peter Meijer served in Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn from the summer of 2010 to the summer of 2011. Mr. Meijer spent his time in Iraq embedded with the Iraqi Army as a combat advisor at Joint Security Stations in the Baghdad area, conducting bilateral training missions and force protection operations
Mr. Meijer began working with SVA in the spring of 2008 when he campaigned in Washington and New York for the passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Today, Mr. Meijer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Political Science from Columbia University. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mr. Peter Meijer grew up at the center of two family businesses, School Zone Publishing and Meijer, Inc. supercenters.
He is also a member of the Cape Eleuthera Island School Alumni Advisory Board and an advisor to the Kettering Foundation and Gerald R. Ford Museum. In addition, Mr. Meijer continues to serve as a squad leader in the US Army Reserves. Mr. Meijer uses his experience in corporate America and at various non-profits to further the mission of Student Veterans of America and address the challenges that student veterans face.