The purpose of this study was to examine how college students perceive and experience learning with military student peers in traditional undergraduate college classrooms. A mixed method approach was selected, using an online survey that included the nine-item questionnaire Military Culture Certificate Program (MCCP) assessment scale survey. Data were collected from 255 students who took part in the survey, which assessed nonmilitary students’ knowledge of the unique military culture and environment, deployment dynamics, family dynamics, military ethics, behavioral and physical health issues, and combat experiences. A follow-up focus group solicited qualitative data from six nonmilitary affiliated students pertaining to their individual lived experiences and classroom interactions with their military student peers. Qualitative data from the focus group suggested that almost half of the students respected the experience of being deployed, based on the self-observations of family members. They also reported an understanding of the impact military life has on family members. Several qualitative themes emerged in the focus group responses, all of which have implications for improving cultural competence in the classroom.