Meet the CSM Veterans Affairs Team

The mission of the Veterans Affairs team at CSM is to support all military-connected students' academic success.

Our committed team members aim to create and maintain an environment that encourages success and equips military-connected students with the information, resources, and support to achieve their academic and professional objectives.

We aim to support faculty and staff in their efforts to assist our students in achieving educational success at CSM and beyond. The goal is to attend to the educational needs of students at CSM. We want our VA students to always feel that CSM is prepared to serve them and keep them informed of available educational resources.

VeteranS Affairs Team Bios

Rebecca Collins headshotRebecca Collins

Veterans Affairs Advisor

Rebecca Collins began her career here at the College of Southern Maryland as a member of the softball coaching staff in 2013. Since then, she transitioned to the Academic and Career Advising office and then to the Veteran Affairs Department in October 2022. She has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Concord University, where she played competitively in the NCAA DII conference. Collins also has a master’s in education from Xavier University in Ohio. She comes from a long line of generational Navy/Army service members. Collins shares and has studied the difficulties that come with transitioning from military to civilian life, both as a service member and as a family. Her hobbies include family, traveling, going to the beach, concerts, and playing in various adult recreational sports leagues.


“Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” —John Wooden

Joey King headshotJoey King

Veterans Affairs Coordinator

Joey King started as the Veterans Affairs Coordinator at the College of Southern Maryland in June 2023.

A native of Goldsboro, North Carolina, King is a fourth generation veteran. He served eight years in the Navy and completed two six-month deployments in the Mediterranean Sea on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69). His education includes an associate degree in business administration from American Intercontinental University, a bachelor’s in American urban studies from Metropolitan College of New York, and a master’s degree in higher education educational leadership from the Liberty University School of Education. He has used Ch. 33 Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® benefits for his education and brings eight years' worth of VA education knowledge to CSM.

He enjoys family, traveling, movies, eating, amusement parks, bowling, working out, poetry, and comedy shows.


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