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America is the land of the free because of the brave. When soldiers go to war and put themselves in harm’s way – they may come back wounded. Understanding the unique needs of military service members, veterans, and their families, Liberty University established the Institute for Military Resilience (IMR) as a center of excellence for military outreach. For more information click on the appropriate tab above.

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IMR is impacting the lives of service members and families through:

  • Establishing relevant, faith-based curriculum
  • Tackling issues, causes, treatments and prevention pertaining to military combat
  • Encouraging spouses and families dealing with the reality of military life


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Major General (Ret.) Robert F. Dees
Founder of the Institute for Military Resilience

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Robert F. Dees

Major General (Ret.) Robert F. Dees has served more than 35 years in the United States Armed Forces, in a variety of command and staff positions. With numerous honors, awards, and recognition, Dees retired in 2003 and went on to work for Homeland Security for Electronic Warfare Associates and Microsoft Corporation before going on to serve in Military Ministry. Dees and his wife, Kathleen, have two children and five grandchildren, and share a passion to see healing in the lives of service members, veterans, and their families.

To read more about Major General (Ret.) Robert F. Dees, please view his extended biography here


“The first week of [MILT 275] set me afire again with knowing that God is calling me to make a difference in the lives of these brave men and women that have selflessly served to keep me and my family free.” - Chris Rowland