The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization created to award merit-based scholarships for Counterintelligence and National Security Workers, their children and scholars, and to advance the study of National Security, cross-cultural studies, and global understanding.
The Center aims to:
- Identify promising individuals and assist in educational pursuits through scholarship initiatives
- Provide talented individuals with a meaningful leadership development mentoring program by current-and-former Counterintelligence and National Security Workers
- Create a forum for the dissemination and discussion of National Security Studies through the Center’s online Web-portal
The mission of the Lint Center for National Security Studies is to foster and further the educational development and opportunities for the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence and National Security Workers. The Center focuses on empowering individuals, enhancing the study of national security issues, and enabling emerging leaders to be mentored by established current-and-former industry experts.
The vision of the Lint Center for National Security Studies is to empower, enhance, and enable the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence and National Security workforce. These ideals of purpose direct and align all actions and efforts of the Lint Center as it continues to grow.
Grounded in the Lint Center’s core values of service, scholarship, and stewardship, the Center strives to fill a niche void, recognize potential, and provide practitioner guidance to those who shall follow in our footsteps of national service.
The Lint Center’s scholarship program will continue to expand its resource base and identify students with passion, intangible capability, and a desire to give back.
The Lint Center’s publishing program will continue to highlight and recognize those individuals who offer counterintuitive, unique, and penetrating assessments of critical issues. While learning to know the box before thinking outside it, the Lint Center seeks those ideas which break the mold, offer innovative solutions, and perhaps unconventional findings for a real world application previously unrealized.
The Lint Center’s mentoring program will be a primary focus as we expand our base of human capital. The contributions of Lint Center mentors are extremely valuable and we seek to implement lessons learned as a means to teach the wisdom of experience to those that wish to serve. We will build our network, expand our reach, and ensure that mentees receive industry practitioner mentors with the expertise necessary to provide proper guidance.
Service, scholarship, and stewardship are the tenets of the Lint Center’s mission. Empowering, enhancing, and enabling the generation to come is our visionary mandate.