George Mason University Office of Military Services

Battle Buddies Program

Battle Buddies is a two-tier program designed to help students be successful at Mason and in the transition to a professional environment.

Battle Buddies - Academic pairs students new to a major/minor or those looking for info about a major/minor with upper-level students in that area. If available, students will also be paired by service branch.

Battle Buddies - Professional pairs students with interest in a certain professional field with emplyers, experts, and industry insiders in that field. Many of the mentors in these areas are prior service.

To join Battle Buddies, please click here.


Points of contact are to be used for general information (classes, professors, study tips, etc). Currently, Battle Buddies are available from all branches and in the following programs:

  • Accounting
  • Communication
  • Conflict Anaylsis
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Economics
  • Geospatial Intelligence
  • Global Affairs
  • Global Governance
  • History
  • Information Technology
  • International Commerce and Policy
  • MBA
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Public Administration
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sports Management
  • Systems Engineering

*If you have specific questions about admission, academic advising, credit transfer, or benefits, please contact us at 703.993.1316 or


Points of contact are employers or have experience, contacts, and/or help training people in their fields. Battle Buddies in the following professional areas/employers are available:

  • Accounting (CPA)
  • Interviewing
  • Resume writing

*For more information, or if you'd like to become a Battle Buddy, please contact T. Ryan Barnett at or 703.993.2428.