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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide Awarded 10-Year Contract to Continue Aviation Instruction to U.S. Military Stationed in Europe

Daytona Beach, FL, July 18, 2013

WW Europe Military Contract

The new contract provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide will continue to be the only institution offering face-to-face aviation courses to members of the U.S. military stationed in Europe, according to a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense that begins Aug. 1.

“We’re very pleased that the Department of Defense continues to value the education offered at our Worldwide campuses in Europe,” said Worldwide Chancellor John R. Watret, Ph.D. “Being able to provide world-class aviation instruction to our service men and women stationed in Europe is an important part of the university’s mission.”

Embry-Riddle’s Worldwide campuses have been operating in Europe under a military contract since 1974. The contract, commonly referred to as the Tri-Service Education contract, is for 10 years – one base year with nine “option” years. It allows Embry-Riddle Worldwide to provide undergraduate and graduate degree programs to Army, Navy and Air Force service members and civilians on U.S. military installations within the United States European Command (EUCOM).

“The award of this new contract ensures seamless continuity of our service in Europe to Embry-Riddle Worldwide students and prospects,” said William J. Muldoon, vice chancellor of campus operations. “We value our longstanding partnership with the U.S. military in Europe and are proud to help soldiers, sailors and airmen achieve their educational goals.”

The university’s current contract ends July 31. Over nearly four decades, Embry-Riddle Worldwide’s European operation has served about 40,000 students as a result of its longstanding relationship with the Department of Defense. 

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 40 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business and Engineering. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., and through the Worldwide Campus with more than 150 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real- world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit www.worldwide.erau.edu, follow us on Twitter (@ERAUworldwide) and www.facebook.com/EmbryRiddleWorldwide, and find expert videos at http://www.YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.

Media Contact

Molly Justice
Director of Communications
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide Campus
Office: (386) 226-7089
molly.justice@erau.edu

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world's largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 60 baccalaureate, master's and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business and Engineering. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., and through the Worldwide Campus with more than 150 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit http://www.embryriddle.edu, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.