Define your Future!

The Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) helps service members and veterans pursue their educational goals

and earn degrees or certifications both during and after their service. DANTES is a Department of Defense agency that provides leadership and support for this important effort through partnerships across the education community.


Who We Serve


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Welcome to the DANTES website – your resource for all of your educational needs. This website is designed to provide quick, easy access to the information, institutions, contacts and opportunities available in the pursuit of your educational goals.

If you are just becoming familiar with DANTES, here is our formal introduction:

In accordance with the Department of Defense Instruction 1322.25, March 2011, Enclosure 3, the DANTES mission is to support the off-duty voluntary education programs of the Department of Defense (DoD) and conduct special projects and developmental activities in support of education-related DoD functions.

Towards carrying out this important mission, we offer many different programs and services that support all of the DoD components and the Coast Guard. For more information about any of the programs we offer, or for questions about your eligibility, contact the appropriate DANTES Program Manager. You can find contact information via the "Contact DANTES" link on the right hand side of this page.

We invite you to explore the DANTES website and find the path that will allow you to best Define Your Future.

About Us

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Troops to Teachers

Troops to Teachers is a DANTES-managed program that helps eligible military personnel continue to serve through public school teaching.

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