Veteran & Military Student Services Team

20151022_ainesKyle-2Kyle Aines
Veteran & Military Resource Advisor
802-786-5185
kyle.aines@ccv.edu
Serving: Winooski, Middlebury, Rutland, Bennington, Brattleboro, Springfield, Upper Valley, and the Center for Online Learning

Kyle’s responsibilities as a Veteran & Military Resource Advisor include supporting veteran and military students throughout their time at CCV, connecting with the greater community, developing resources, and training staff. He has been with CCV since 2014 and his office is located in Rutland, although he travels throughout the state in this role.

Kyle grew up in the small mountain town of Tinmouth, Vermont. He joined the Army less than a year after graduating high school and completed Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. After graduating from Advanced Individual Training as a combat medic (Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio Texas), he was then assigned to 515th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, Texas. One year and three days after leaving his home in Vermont, he was on a plane to Baghdad, Iraq. As an active duty soldier, Kyle completed a second tour (16 months) to Muqdadiyah, Iraq with 6/9 Cavalry Scout Squadron.

Between tours Kyle began dating his wife, whom he married in 2011. He graduated from Castleton University in 2012 with a bachelor of arts in criminal justice. Kyle is the proud father of a son born in January, 2015, a role he had previously practiced with his fur-baby, Remy, a dog adopted from a shelter in Tennessee.

Kyle’s experiences as a non-traditional student who integrated back into the civilian world means he understands what it is to be a military-connected student. Almost a year after graduating from college, Kyle applied for and received a service-connected disability for PTSD. He can attest to the effects PTSD had on his personal life, as well as his education. He can also attest to the empowerment gained by seeking the help he needed. His love for fellow veterans and military members coupled with his deep passion to serve others has led him dutifully from the Army, through college, and to the Veteran & Military Services Team here at CCV.

20151205_campusMarty McMahon
Veteran & Military Resource Advisor
802-828-0134
martin.mcmahon@ccv.edu
Serving: Montpelier, Morrisville, Newport, St. Albans, and St. Johnsbury.Marty’s background is nothing if not diverse. As a first generation college student from a working class background, he remained active in both the working class and academic worlds, learning much by living and working in the two. His traditional academic learning began in history, English, and philosophy, culminating in a B.A. from the University of Nebraska. After a period of service in the Air Force as a medic he returned to academic studies in literature, language, and rhetoric, receiving a master of arts from Middlebury College. He spent four years as a high school teacher before returning to non-academic pursuits and starting a chimney sweeping small business. Marty later worked for a number of years as a field technician in alternative energy, installing solar systems and climbing wind machines. During this time he once again was connected to the military while working as a contractor and crew chief on the Navy TACTS program, installing wind and solar systems on their off-shore platforms.He returned to part-time teaching at CCV and Vermont College while spending his non-teaching time as a firefighter/EMT, rehabilitating barns, and working in sustainable forestry. During this period he received certifications in hydronic heating, fire science, as an EMT-D, and in forestry. During the summers he completed the Master of Literature degree in American literature and rhetoric from the Bread Loaf School at Middlebury College where he fell in love with Moby Dick. It was also during this time his life and heart expanded greatly into multiple dimensions when he met his wife and they brought into the world a son and daughter.

About four years ago the military connection came knocking once more, and Marty spent time supervising cadets at Norwich while teaching Military Literature to Special Ops personnel in their Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis online program. Returning to CCV is a homecoming for Marty and a great opportunity to work with veterans and their families.


VA School Certifying Officials

Chiara Carmolli-Anderson
Assistant Registrar and School Certifying Official
802.654.0969
chiara.carmolli-anderson@ccv.edu
Serving Montpelier, Morrisville, Newport, Online, St. Albans, St. Johnsbury, Upper Valley, Winooski. Chiara Carmolli-Anderson has been with CCV since November, 2011 as the Assistant Registrar and Senior VA School Certifying Official. Her main office is located in the Winooski Center; she spends time once a week with the rest of the Registrar Staff in Montpelier. Chiara has a wealth of experience and knowledge that she brings to her job and enjoys helping students navigate through college while getting the most of their VA benefit. In her free time, she plays rugby with the Burlington Rugby Club; you’ll usually find her on the rugby pitch most Saturdays in the fall and spring.

 

JP Rees
Associate Registrar and School Certifying Official
802-388-0383
jp.rees@ccv.edu
Serving Bennington, Brattleboro, Middlebury, Rutland, Springfield. JP lives in Middlebury with his wife and two school age children. He serves on the local school board and is president of the Middlebury Little League. He holds a BA in Philosophy from St. Michael’s College and is currently pursuing a master’s degree; he understands the demands of integrating studying into an already challenging schedule. When not studying or meeting, JP enjoys playing with his children, attending sporting events, and even occasionally reading a non-required book. Among his duties as associate registrar, JP finds his work certifying veteran and military students to be one of the most rewarding. He relishes the opportunity to assist students directly. It’s especially meaningful to assist military-connected students in accessing the benefits that they have earned, and he’s proud to be part of the Military Services team at CCV. JP welcomes questions about the certification process and is always happy to help de-mystify any behind-the-scenes confusion.
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