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Veteran Affairs Certification / Academic Compliance Specialist

Belmont University’s VA Education Counselor is housed in the Office of the Registrar, on the first floor of Gabhart Student Center. We work with veterans and service members who are prospective or current students to provide:

  •  assistance with the VA application process
  •  counseling about VA educational benefit and responsibilities
  •  certification of student enrollment with the VA each semester
  •  monitoring of student academic progression

Questions about your VA education benefit?  Please contact Daina Hunter via email at or click HERE to set-up a phone appointment. 


Mrs. Daina Hunter

Veteran Affairs Certification/Academic Compliance Specialist

I served in the U.S. Army as a Petroleum Supply Specialist from 2004 to 2008 based out of Fort Hood, Texas with the 4th Infantry Division. Outside of my occupational specialty in fuel, I served in many different capacities including flag folder for over thirty veteran funerals across the state of Texas; rifle bearer in the 4th Infantry Division Honor Guard protecting and presenting the division’s colors for unit ceremonies; deploying for over a year and working as a Commandant’s Aide during Operation Iraqi Freedom 05-07 based in Bagdad, Iraq at Camp Liberty; and as a personnel clerk for a company of over sixty soldiers. I had joined the military to provide myself a way to pay for college, but my service has led to so much more. I have developed rich friendships with fellow veterans and others with a military connection, earned a bachelor’s degree and masters of public health using my VA education benefits. I have also had the honor of being a military spouse to an Army infantryman, assisting him with his transition from the military to become a registered nurse. I feel that higher education has been my home away from home since leaving the military, and I have been able to find many of the things that I loved about the military here, such as a rewarding career, friendship, mentorship, and further discovery that I am always ready to learn more. 



GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at