The Lint Center for National Security Studies Announces 2016 Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr., Scholarship Winner

Elizabeth Bailey Wins Scholarship

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, a non-profit organization focused on supporting the next generation of America’s National Security professionals through scholarship and mentoring opportunities, today announced the award of the January 2016 Staff Sergeant  Richard S. Eaton Jr. Scholarship to Ms. Elizabeth Bailey. Staff Sgt. Richard Eaton, a United States Army Counterintelligence Special Agent, passed away on August 12, 2003 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

This scholarship was created in his honor for the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence and National Security Workers. The purpose of the scholarship award is to assist recipients pursuing scholastic study in fields related to Alliance Building, Counterintelligence, Cultural Understanding, and National Security studies. Bailey will be awarded $1,000 for tuition and other educational expenses.

“I chose the scholarship awarding SSG Eaton due to my background as a veteran and my work as a contractor in counterintelligence,” said Bailey. “I am truly honored to receive this scholarship.”

Bailey served in the United States Army as an All Source Analyst stationed in Germany and Texas. The combination of her working knowledge and excellent essay encouraged the Lint Center to award her the Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr. Scholarship. Bailey’s essay described the urgent need for the United States of America to increase homeland security by adding an additional in-person interview to the TIPOFF database for K-1 Visa’s. In addition to her exemplary background, in Business Administration in 2014. She’s currently enrolled in the graduate program for Security Studies at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

Staff Sgt. Rick Eaton believed in mentoring and elevating others. This scholarship represents and respects his values, and Bailey’s dedication to improving national security honors his sacrifice. He mentored others as a former CI instructor and a Moderator of the Army Counterintelligence Discussion Group (ACIDG).

About the Army Counterintelligence Discussion Group:

The Army Counterintelligence Discussion Group mailing list (ACIDG-L) is open to all active, reserve, former, and retired Army Counterintelligence Special Agents. Requests will be approved after verification of a subscribers CI status. ACIDG-L is privately run by unpaid volunteers and is not affiliated with the US Army, Department of Defense or any subordinate activity. Rick Eaton and Jim Lint are co-founders of ACIDG-L. It is said that, “Rick Eaton is the moderator from the high ground for ACIDG.” For more information, please visit:

About the Lint Center
The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit IRS organization which awards merit-based scholarships and mentoring programs for students pursuing careers in national service with a particular focus on counterintelligence, military intelligence, national security and cross-cultural studies. The Center is Veteran and minority operated and managed. It awards scholarships semi-annually in both January and July. For more information, please visit