Office of Veteran and Military Affairs

Veteran and Military Affairs provides support for military affiliated students and is responsible for:

  • Center for Military Affiliated Students
  • Military Affiliated Collaborative
  • Veteran Certification
  • Hazlewood
  • Dept of VA VetSuccess on Campus Program


Michael Logan

Michael Logan, Ph.D.
U.S. Marine Corps

Senior Director

Dr. Michael Logan is a native Texan who served in the United States Marine Corps infantry, with two overseas deployments including sea service. Dr. Logan used the Montgomery GI Bill and the Texas Hazlewood exemption to attend school, while working full time and raising three daughters. His own experiences as a veteran transitioning into higher education have driven him to dedicate his career to supporting military affiliated students. His work in higher education includes both administrative and teaching positions. As the Senior Director for Veteran and Military Affairs at The University of Texas at San Antonio, he oversees the administration of federal and state benefits for nearly 5,000 students, the Center for Military Affiliated Students (CMAS) which engages in over 10,000 individual interactions per semester, and the Military Affiliated Collaborative which provides programing, advocacy, community resources and case management.

Dr. Logan also conducts research on student veteran sense of belonging in college as well as increasing awareness of the veteran culture and advocating for continuous improvement of the support available for those who served, are still serving, and their family members. His research has been presented at regional symposia and national conferences. Dr. Logan is an alumnus of Holmes high school, San Antonio College, and UTSA.

Reuben Aleman

Reuben Aleman
U.S. Army Reserves

Assistant Director

Lisa Firmin

Lisa Carrington Firmin, MS, Colonel USAF (Ret.)
UTSA Military Liaison

Colonel Lisa Carrington Firmin retired as the Air Force’s most senior ranking Latina officer in 2010. She led many organizations within the Air Force at various levels to include serving in USSTRATCOM, at the Pentagon and as a squadron and group commander. She is a combat veteran, served in the Sunni Triangle of Iraq and is a Bronze Star recipient. Carrington Firmin is the Military Liaison for the University of Texas at San Antonio where she founded the UTSA Top Scholar program, the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs and the Center for Military Affiliated Students. A published author and keynote, she has written and presented on Leadership, Transitions, Veteran Culture, Diversity/Inclusion and Military Sexual Trauma and consults in these same areas as the Founder and CEO of Carrington Firmin LLC. She is currently working on a book about Military Sexual Trauma. Carrington Firmin has received numerous awards and honors such as United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Latina Leader award, the Governor of Texas’ Yellow Rose award, Texas A&M University – Kingsville Distinguished Alumni Award and the National Diversity Council’s Trailblazer and Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas awards. Carrington Firmin serves on several boards such as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans, the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation Board of Trustees and is the first woman to serve on the board of the Hispanic Veterans Leadership Alliance.


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