Veterans in Global Leadership is a collection of the most qualified young veterans from across the country, all seeking to enter positions of global leadership to make the world a better place.

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our goal is to cultivate student veterans with high-potential to serve as change agents & leaders in a range of fields.

Our program is a 12-month leadership development program that provides student veterans with brand development, exclusive networking, leadership seminars, career guidance and one-on-one application counseling for prestigious scholarships and fellowships.

2017 Veterans in Global Leadership Fellows with Deputy Secretary of Department of Veteran Affairs

Leadership summit

Formal and structured four-day training program at Georgetown University in Washington DC.

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Director of National Security Outreach at Human Rights First with 2017 VGL Fellow Maureen Elias

formal mentorship & guidance

We provide each student veteran a formal mentor for one academic year. 

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Former White House Chief of Staff Dennis McDonough with our 2017-2018 Fellows.


Exclusive access for our fellows to today's thought leaders on global leadership. These seminars challenge our fellows to expand their thinking and push for positive societal changes. 

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vgl women's initiative

Veterans in Global Leadership provides specific support for specialized issues that female fellows navigate in their academic and professional lives. 

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2015 Veterans in Global Leadership Fellows at a networking panel event sponsored by CFR

networking & pANEL events

Our organization brings together the best and brightest minds in national security and foreign policy fields. 

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Veterans in Global Leadership empowers veterans on their path to become tomorrow’s global leaders.