March 31, 2015 – Cypress, CA – Trident University International (Trident) is proud to announce a Memorandum of Agreement securing an educational partnership with The United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) located in Fort Bliss, TX. This agreement applies to students of the USASMA, facilitating their path to the completion of their bachelor’s degree.

With cooperation from the USASMA, Trident completed a rigorous academic assessment of the Academy’s curriculum and determined that the Academy’s courses, content, and academic objectives meet bachelor program competencies at Trident University. This agreement will optimize credit transfer for graduates of the Academy. Students who graduate from the USASMA and choose to enroll at Trident can expect to have a significant head start on the completion of a bachelor’s degree.

CSM(R) Phil Johndrow, National Director of Strategic Military and Veteran Alliances, and Steven Hall, U.S. Air Force (Retired) and Senior Director of Military and Veteran Relations of Trident’s Outreach & Partnerships team, as well as Dr. Scott Amundsen, Vice Provost for Academic Partnerships & Dean of University Studies, were instrumental in securing this agreement.

“Our profession is maintained by leaders who place a high priority on investing in themselves and education pays the best return on that investment,” CSM(R) Phil Johndrow, National Director of Strategic Military and Veterans Alliances.

The USASMA was founded in 1972, graduating more than 120,000 soldiers since its inception. This partnership came to fruition due to the emphasis placed on education by the USASMA leadership CSM Dennis Defreese, Commandant, and his deputy, CSM, Tedd (Joe) Pritchard.

Trident University, a leading 100% online post-secondary institution that offers military friendly degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate levels, is committed to its community of adult learners and takes as much pride in their successes as they do. Founded in 1998, the University is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

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Founded in 1998, Trident University International (Trident) is a leading online post-secondary university serving adult learners. Trident developed the Trident Learning Model, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills to enhance student’s lives and careers. Trident offers high-quality bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs, led by a qualified faculty team, over 80% of whom have doctoral degrees. Visit, Trident’s Facebook page, or call at 800-579-3197 to learn more about Trident’s wide range of program offerings.