Military veterans

US and Miami flags in the fall

Are you a Miamian and a Veteran? We want to recognize you.

Miami University and the Miami University Alumni Association wish to celebrate the fine tradition of military service by its alumni (anyone who attended at least one semester at Miami), and we want to ensure our records of your service and those of your loved ones are up to date.

Report your military service and opt in to be included in the Veterans Tribute database >>

Report the service of a deceased Miamian who should be recognized in the Veterans Tribute database >>

Make a gift to the Veterans Tribute
To make a gift by mail, send check payable to "Miami University Veterans Tribute " to Miami University Foundation, Panuska Development Center, 725 E. Chestnut Street, Oxford, Ohio 45056


“That Miami has produced more than its share of military leaders over generations, from Souers to Buehl to Higgins to Arthur to Ralston, underscores its reputation as a premier institution of relatively small size. Consequently, a tribute to Miami Veterans not only honors America's fighting men and women, but also recalls the high values we hold dearly and have inculcated in our students since Miami's founding in 1809.”

-Lt. General Robert R. Ruark ’81, USMC 
Miami’s highest-ranking active military officer 

Because their country asked …

Since 1861, when Miami University classmates marched side-by-side to Oxford’s Elm Street train station to fight on opposing sides of a civil war, Miami men and women have carried on an exemplary military tradition that has given rise to admirals, generals, heroes and those who simply did their part because their country asked.

Read some of their stories, compiled by Miami students as part of a history practicum >>


A planned Veteran's Tribute on campus will celebrate the university's rich military tradition and honor.

As veterans memorial takes shape on Oxford campus, Alumni Association seeks alums who have served.