Lint Center for National Security Studies Grants a Current Intelligence Professional $1500 to Pursue an Advanced Policy Degree

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., 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 winner of the 2018 Jim and Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship.

This year’s winner, who for security purposes is known as Ms. B, was awarded the 2018 Jim and Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship for her commitment to advancing national security. The Jim and Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship provides a $1,500 award to recipients pursuing scholastic study infields related to international affairs, counterintelligence, global understanding, and national security studies.

Ms.B’s scholarship essay investigated the threat that open source information poses to US national security. Terrorists and state actors alike are able to mine troves of publicly available data – social media and mobile messaging, but also property ownership, news articles, and professional biographies – and piece together broad and deep profiles of attractive targets, especially counterintelligence workers. As a result, Ms. B argued that the Intelligence Community can best combat the threat internally by enacting universal education on open source technologies, while also strengthening ties between public and private organizations to prevent exploitation by foreign actors.

Ms.B expressed her sincere gratitude for the award. “The generous support of the Lint Center for National Security Studies has enabled me to develop myself through a graduate education and prepare for future leadership roles within the national security community. Through the Jim and Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship,I am able to pursue an advanced degree in public policy from a prestigious institution and apply that expertise to real-world issues facing and approaching the national security community.

“As a result of this funding,” she continued, “I am gaining valuable experience with rigorous data analysis and crafting effective public policy recommendations for efforts in counter terrorism and law enforcement. I deeply appreciate the efforts of the Lint Center to support me and many others through the pursuit of education and research in national security studies.”

“Ms. B presented us with a thoughtful analysis on the serious vulnerabilities we face from everyday sources like our phones and social media platforms,”said Mr. James R. Lint, President and CEO of the Lint Center. “National security professionals must be able to identify potential threats from unexpected directions and be able to present realistic options for how to mitigate them. Ms. B showed us that she would be adept at doing both.”

About the Jim and Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship:

The Jim and Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship program is offered to help further the education and career development of scholars, especially in the areas of International Affairs,Counterintelligence and National Security. Workers in these fields and their children are encouraged to apply with the goal of improving national security and global understanding. Additional information about the program and other scholarships can be found at https://www.lintcenter.org/scholarships/.

About the Lint Center:

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit IRS 501 (c)(3) organization awards award 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 https://www.lintcenter.org/.

This press release was prepared by Lint Center Volunteer, Ben Oatis.

U.S. Marine Corps Captain Richard Laszok Awarded 2018 McGaughey Family Scholarship

The Lint Center for National Security Studies Awards 2018 McGaughey Family Scholarship to Captain Richard Laszok

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 2018 McGaughey Family Scholarship award winner.

Captain Richard Laszok was awarded the McGaughey Family Scholarship for his commitment to advancing U.S. national security and intelligence. The McGaughey Family Scholarship provides an annual $1,000 award towards education in national security or intelligence studies.

Captain Laszok’s upbringing in a military family instilled in him a sense of patriotism and service. This led to his enrollment in U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, where he studied logistics, intermodal transportation, and navigation. Once on active duty, he served in the Infantry and Reconnaissance communities as a Platoon Commander, Company Executive Officer, and Company Commander, as well as a Team Leader in an Afghan soldier-training center. Captain Laszok is now studying National Security and Statecraft at The Institute of World Politics. He won the Lint Center’s 2018 McGaughey Family Scholarship in part because of his insightful essay on the risks and rewards of trade with China and his essay on the lessons he learned in the Marines about effective advising.

“I am thankful for receiving the McGaughey Family Scholarship to help with my pursuit of obtaining a Master’s degree in Statecraft and National Security. Applying for the scholarship helped me identify an international issue that I want to focus on throughout my graduate studies. I am very excited to have the opportunity to participate in the mentorship program associated with the scholarship. The knowledge and experiences from these talented professionals will help guide me during my transition from the military to the civilian workforce,” says Captain Laszok.

“We’re excited to work with Captain Laszok,” explains James R. Lint, President and CEO of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “His record of service is solid, and we are looking forward to see what he will do when we combine his passion for national service, his foundational education and our subject matter expertise-based mentorship.”

About the McGaughey Family Scholarship:

The McGaughey Family Scholarship seeks to identify and recognize outstanding recipients pursuing scholastic study in fields related to Alliance Building, Counterintelligence, Cultural Understanding, and National Security studies. Workers in these fields and their children are encouraged to apply. Additional information about the program and other scholarships can be found at  https://www.lintcenter.org/scholarships/.

 

About the Lint Center:

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) organization awards award 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 https://www.lintcenter.org/.

 

This press release was prepared by Lint Center Volunteer, Sarah White.

American University Graduate Student, Jared Zimmerman, Awarded International Association for Intelligence Education Scholarship

The Lint Center for National Security Studies Awards 2018 International Association for Intelligence Education Scholarship to Jared Zimmerman.

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, a non-profit dedicated to fostering the educational development of the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence and National Security professionals through scholarship and mentoring opportunities, and the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE), the leading international organization for Intelligence Education, today announced the 2018 International Association for Intelligence Education Scholarship award winner.

Mr. Jared Zimmerman was awarded the Lint Center’s IAFIE Scholarship for his commitment to advancing national security and intelligence. The Lint Center’s IAFIE Scholarship provides a $1,500 award towards education in national security or intelligence studies.

Mr. Zimmerman is a first year graduate student at American University’s School of International Service in Washington, D.C. where he is pursuing an MA in International Affairs with a focus on U.S. foreign policy and national security. Prior to enrolling in graduate school, he spent five years working in the software industry. In his scholarship essay, Zimmerman argued that not all terrorists acting alone deserve the “lone wolf” label. Lone wolves, says Zimmerman, are those who act entirely alone and for their own cause. Terrorists that run solo operations in support of or even as part of a larger global jihadist movement should instead be labelled Individual Terrorism Jihadists (ITJ). He then reviewed recent high profile cases of lone wolf attackers, such as the Austin Serial Bomber and the DC Beltway sniper, and parsed the differences.

“I am honored and excited to be this year’s recipient of the International Association for Intelligence Education Scholarship through the Lint Center for National Security Studies,” Mr. Zimmerman said. “Many of my peers have dedicated themselves to similar goals, face similar challenges, and have submitted impressive essays, and so I consider it a great honor to receive this year’s IAFIE Scholarship. I am eager to meet with my mentor and discuss my future as I explore ways forward into the Intelligence Community. I also wish to thank the Lint Center for the tremendous support it provides students like myself. The scholarship and mentorship are such valuable resources to young people who want to serve their country.”

“Jared Zimmerman’s scholarship essay further refining motivators of individual terrorists shows the kind of outside the box thinking that is critical to the Intelligence Community,” said Mr. James R. Lint, President and CEO of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “Paired with his background in software development and the guiding hand of one of our mentor, I am confident that Mr. Zimmerman will be a powerful asset to any agency and a quality national security worker.”

About the International Association for Intelligence Education Scholarship:

The International Association for Intelligence Education is the leading international organization for Intelligence Education. The Association was formed in June 2004 as a result of a gathering of sixty plus intelligence studies trainers and educators at the Sixth Annual International Colloquium on Intelligence at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania. The mission of the Association is to advance research, knowledge and professional development in intelligence education. For more information, please visit www.iafie.org.

About the Lint Center:

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) organization awards award 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 https://www.lintcenter.org/.

 

This press release was prepared by Lint Center Volunteer, Ben Oatis.

Hilary H. Minkler Awarded Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr. Scholarship

The Lint Center for National Security Studies Awards 2018 Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr. Scholarship to Army SSG Hilary H. Minkler.

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., a non-profit organization focused on supporting the next generation of America’s National Security professionals through scholarship and mentoring opportunities, today announced the winner of the 2018 Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr. Scholarship.

SSG Hilary H. Minkler was awarded the Lint Center’s Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr. scholarship for her continued and demonstrated commitment to advancing national security. The scholarship provides $1,000 to recipients pursuing scholastic study in fields related to alliance building, counterintelligence, cultural understanding, and national security studies.

SSG Minkler is studying American History with a minor in Intelligence Studies, and boasts an already-successful Army service career. She has briefed commanding generals in Afghanistan on threats and contingencies, is a graduate of the Army’s paratrooper school, has filled both intelligence and counterintelligence roles, and was one of the first women NCOs in a special forces battalion. Ms. Minkler’s scholarship essay explored a significant vulnerability in American cybersecurity – the physical submarine fiber optic cables that stretch between countries on the ocean floor. These cables, which carry 99% of international data transmissions, are left entirely unprotected and are an easy target for any adversary looking to cripple our cross-ocean communications. The ability to protect those cables represent the next great arms race, she says, and America and our allies would be wise to begin considering ways to win that contest.

“I am incredibly honored to receive the Staff Sergeant Richard S. Eaton Jr. Scholarship,” she says. “I started my degree plan in 2013 due to an exceptional leader I had, now-Captain Hong, and his focus on the betterment of the mind and how far an education will get you professionally and personally left a lasting impression. The struggle to complete this degree is trying, and without the support of the Lint Center I would essentially be stagnant in my goal.

“Thank you for the faith and confidence towards my educational goals, I hope that one day I will be able to support another soldier working to compete their educational goals through endorsing the Lint Center.”

“SSG Minkler has many of the same traits as SSG Eaton,” said James R. Lint, President and CEO of the Lint Center for National Security Studies.   “I served with SSG Eaton for over a decade and during multiple tours of duty. I can see that just as SSG Eaton was, SSG Minkler is mission focused and understands the larger picture for operations. SSG Minkler is poised to expand upon her Army knowledge base, leverage the experiences acquired through her tenure in multiple units, and I am confident she will continue to build an excellent career with the support of the Lint Center’s mentoring program.”

About the Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr., Scholarship:

The Staff Sgt Richard Eaton Jr. Memorial Scholarship is dedicated in honor of Staff Sgt. Richard Eaton, a United States Army Counterintelligence Special Agent and Bronze Star recipient who died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on August 12, 2003 (Iraq time). The scholarship fund provides $1,000 to recipients pursuing scholastic study in fields related to Alliance Building, Counterintelligence, Cultural Understanding, and National Security studies.

About the Lint Center:

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) organization awards award 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 https://www.lintcenter.org/.

This press release was prepared by Lint Center Volunteer, Ben Oatis.

Jonathan Deemer Awarded Lee and Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness Scholarship

The Lint Center for National Security Studies Awards 2018 Lee and Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness Scholarship to Union College undergaduate student Jonathan Deemer

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., a non-profit organization focused on supporting the next generation of America’s National Security professionals through scholarship and mentoring opportunities, today announced the winner of the 2018 Lee and Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness Scholarship.

Jonathan Deemer, was awarded the Lint Center’s Lee and Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness Scholarship for his continued and demonstrated commitment to advancing national security. The scholarship provides $500 to recipients pursuing scholastic study in fields related to alliance building, counterintelligence, cultural understanding, and national security studies.

Deemer’s winning essay, “The Russian Militarization of the Arctic: the Responsibility of NATO to Counter Russian Aggression,” highlights the dangers of Russia’s increasingly strong presence in the oil-rich Arctic region and offers insightful and realistic solutions. His careful analysis and vital topic set his work apart from other applicants’.

“I am humbled and thrilled to be a recipient of the Lee and Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness Scholarship,” says Deemer. “I would like to thank the Lint Center for National Security Studies and its benefactors for their dedication to national security and their commitment to providing career development opportunities for my generation. It is my hope that I will be an effective public servant and will make the Lint Center proud to have its prestigious name associated with me.”

“It is a pleasure to see that Jonathan Deemer is a forward thinker, looking at future threats to our country,” says Lint Center Director James Lint. “Mrs, Byun and her husband were also forward thinkers. They were refugees of the Korean War and had to move and work hard to create a good life in South Korea.  Mrs. Byun saw the potential in Deemer.”

Jonathan Deemer was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. As a third-year undergraduate at Union College in Lincoln, Jonathan is studying international relations and business finance. On campus, Jonathan is the Vice President of the college’s United Nations Association chapter, as well as the captain of the basketball team, class president, and a member of the Student Senate. Off campus, Jonathan has been involved in a number of internships, including those with Nebraska State Senator Brett Lindstrom, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, and the Hudson Institute’s Center for Political-Military Analysis. Over the coming summer, he will be in Washington, D.C. for the American Enterprise Institute’s Summer Honors Policy Studies Program. Immediately following, he will be in Stuttgart, Germany interning with the U.S. European Command. After his undergraduate studies, Jonathan plans to pursue a joint degree including a Juris Doctor and a Master’s Degree in International Relations. As an Officer Candidate in the U.S. Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Class, Jonathan will commission as a 2nd Lieutenant after graduation from law school.

About the Lee and Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness Scholarship:

The Lint Center’s Lee and Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness Scholarship provides $500 to students who display a passion, understanding, and appreciation of international relations, cultural awareness and the impact pioneers for positive change can achieve. The creation of the Eekwon Lee and Jongja Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness Scholarship is part of the Center’s Pioneer Fund for Unfettered Freedom, Excellence, and Entrepreneurship. The established Pioneer’s Fund recognizes the contribution of individuals who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to freedom, a devotion to excellence, and an unbridled enthusiasm for entrepreneurship.

About the Lint Center:

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) organization awards award 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 https://www.lintcenter.org/.

 

This press release was prepared by Lint Center Volunteer, Sarah White.

Lint Center Announces the McGaughey Family Scholarship

Lint Center Announces the McGaughey Family Scholarship

The Lint Center for National Security Studies is pleased to announce the McGaughey Family Scholarship ($1,000).

The Lint Center, a non-profit charity, focused on supporting the educational pursuits of the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence (CI) and National Security Workers through scholarship and mentoring opportunities, today formally announced the creation of the McGaughey Family Scholarship, funded by the generous donation of Doug M. McGaughey, CPP, CI Special Agent, USA (CW2, Ret).

Chief McGaughey’s career serves as a shining example to today’s future intelligence and national security leaders. We hope this scholarship will support and encourage others to follow in his footsteps. His career included service as Special Agent in Charge of a forward deployed CI field office, Presidential security details, CI Team Lead for the Bosnian Assault Command Post, support to the Pentagon, CIA, NRO, in areas of counterterrorism, surveillance operations and private consulting. This annual scholarship will award $1000 to the most qualified applicant to assist with tuition and other educational costs. The scholarship is open to U.S. citizens. The deadline for scholarship consideration is July 31 each year.

“The Lint Center is pleased to create the The McGaughey Family Scholarship through the generous donation of CW2 Douglas M. McGaughey,” said James Lint, Chairman of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “I had the honor of serving with Doug on a surveillance team years ago and consider him a very proficient operator. He is an exemplary leader and possesses a generous spirit. We admire and commend Doug for his contributions to the intelligence and security community over the last four decades. We are also very grateful for Doug’s philanthropic giving and his support of the Lint Center’s mission to encourage and support new students full of potential with the desire to serve their nation.”

Having known Jim for over 30-years, learning about the Lint Center and mentoring a few students over the years, I am happy to be able to support the Lint Center for National Security Studies efforts to identify, mentor, and support future leaders in America’s intelligence and security community,” said Mr. Doug M. McGaughey, CPP, CI Special Agent, USA (CW2 Ret). “I think we all remember the first day we held our badge and credentials (B&C’s) in our hands, then realized that we didn’t know anything about the real world, and sought out our first mentor – usually the closest Warrant Officer. Mentoring the next generation of intelligence and security officers through educational enablement and enhancement always proves to be a strong investment so I am pleased to be able to do so. I look forward to continuing my work with these young professionals applying for the scholarship, learning more about the promising individuals who apply and supporting their pathway to a rewarding career in the community.”

Chief McGaughey, is the President/CEO, for 29-Ten Security Consulting, LLC, a firm advising discrete clientele in Foreign Intelligence threat evaluations and risk mitigation operations. He is a currently managing projects specializing in intelligence and security operations. He holds a Master’s degree in Security Operations, is an ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and has earned the CPTED Professional Designation (CPD). He is also a recipient of the US Army Legion of Merit and well recognized for his expertise and knowledge.

About the McGaughey Family Scholarship:

The McGaughey Family Scholarship seeks to identify and recognize outstanding recipients pursuing scholastic study in fields related to Alliance Building, Counterintelligence, Cultural Understanding, and National Security studies. Workers in these fields and their children are encouraged to apply. Additional information about the program and other scholarships can be found at  https://www.lintcenter.org/scholarships/.

About the Lint Center:

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) organization that provides merit-based scholarships and offers 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 https://www.lintcenter.org/.

 

This press release was prepared by Lint Center Volunteer, Linda Yonemoto.

Kessler Awarded International Association for Intelligence Education Scholarship

Georgetown University Graduate Student Awarded Intelligence Education Scholarship

The Lint Center for National Security Studies Awards 2017 International Association for Intelligence Education Scholarship to Sam Kessler

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, a non-profit dedicated to fostering the educational development of the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence and National Security professionals, and the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE), the leading international organization for Intelligence Education, today announced the Winter 2017 International Association for Intelligence Education Scholarship award winner.

Sam Kessler, an analyst at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and graduate student at Georgetown University, was awarded the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) Scholarship for his commitment to advancing national security and intelligence. The International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) Scholarship provides a $1,500 award. Kessler was selected based on his embodiment of the principles forwarded by the Lint Center and IAFIE. Kessler is a hard-working emerging leader in the national security arena who has passion, intangible capability, and a desire to serve.

Sam Kessler is currently an analyst at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He has previously worked for the Congressional Commission on WMD Proliferation & Terrorism and as a contractor at the Department of State and Department of Defense. While at DOD, he completed rotations at the Joint Staff and in Afghanistan with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) where he served as Assistant Editor of the ISAF Commander’s daily intelligence publication. Sam graduated from the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University in 2007 with a B.S. in Justice and Social Inquiry and a B.S. in Political Science and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Security Studies from Georgetown University.

“I am sincerely grateful to the Lint Center for their work advancing the education and career development of scholars in international affairs, counterintelligence, and national security and am honored to accept the International Association for Intelligence Education Scholarship,” said Kessler. “I look forward to furthering my educational development and joining the growing list of students and professionals who have benefited from the Lint Center’s work to empower individuals and enhance the study of national security issues. I am committed to honoring the core values of service, scholarship, and stewardship while advancing my career as a public servant.”

“Throughout my nearly 40-year career in intelligence and counterintelligence I have seen the need for out-of-the-box thinkers like Sam Kessler,” said Mr. James R. Lint, President and CEO of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “Kessler’s background and global studies portfolio make him a tremendous asset for the national security and intelligence community. I look forward to watching Sam Kessler’s career and seeing the great contributions via research and development, intelligence sensors and devices, and more.”

About the Lint Center:

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) organization that provides merit-based scholarships and offers 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 https://www.lintcenter.org/.

About the International Association for Intelligence Education:

The International Associated for Intelligence Education is the leading international organization for Intelligence Education. The Association was formed in June 2004 as a result of a gathering of sixty plus intelligence studies trainers and educators at the Sixth Annual International Colloquium on Intelligence at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania. The mission of the Association is to advance research, knowledge and professional development in intelligence education. For more information, please visit www.iafie.org.

 

This press release was prepared by Lint Center Volunteer, Linda Yonemoto.

Ziegler Awarded Jim and Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship

ROTC Cadet Awarded Jim and Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship

The Lint Center for National Security Studies Awards 2017 Jim and Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship to Paige M. Ziegler

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., 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 2017 Jim and Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship.

Paige M. Ziegler, an undergraduate at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadet, was awarded the 2017 Jim and Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship for her commitment to advancing national security. The Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship provides a $1,500 award to recipients pursuing scholastic study in fields related to international affairs, counterintelligence, global understanding, and national security studies.

On campus, Ms. Ziegler serves as a shining example to her peers and fellow junior level ROTC cadets. She is currently pursuing a degree in Homeland Security with a focus on Terrorism and Military Science. Once completed, Ms. Ziegler plans to commission as an Officer in the United States Army with the Active Duty Aviation branch and to eventually serve with a government agency tasked with strengthening national security and counterterrorism efforts.

Ms. Ziegler’s winning scholarship essay provided a careful analysis of deployment and withdrawal solutions to America’s ongoing efforts in Afghanistan. In her analysis, Ms. Ziegler stood out to the scholarship committee with her acute knowledge of the American presence in Afghanistan. Additionally, her academic prowess, demonstrated persistence, and deep desire to serve our country makes her an invaluable asset to the national security community and a worthy recipient of her scholarship.

“I am so very blessed to receive the Jim and Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship,” explained Ms. Ziegler. “Any student who struggles to make ends meet knows that scholarships are a huge help. This scholarship means so much more than just a monetary supporting hand. Having access to experienced and dedicated mentors that are willing and able to support my future career is truly priceless – I am most appreciative of the Lint Center’s enduring support.”

Ms. Ziegler added, “Not only has Mr. Lint himself made me more confident in pursuing my aspirations by reaching out to me on a personal level, but the entire Lint Center team has welcomed me with open arms. I am excited to be a part of this organization, and hope that one day I can graciously return the favor of mentoring the generations to come.”

“This year was an especially competitive competition,” said Mr. James R. Lint, President and CEO of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “ROTC Cadet Ziegler was highly qualified for this scholarship due to her excellent application and that she is ranked #1 out of 58 Cadets in her ROTC Battalion. We look forward to her excelling in future activities in her military career.”

About the Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship:

The Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship program is offered to help further the education and career development of scholars, especially in the areas of International Affairs, Counterintelligence and National Security. Workers in these fields and their children are encouraged to apply with the goal of improving national security and global understanding. Additional information about the program and other scholarships can be found at  https://www.lintcenter.org/scholarships/.

 About the Lint Center:

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) organization that provides merit-based scholarships and offers 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 https://www.lintcenter.org/.

 

This press release was prepared by Lint Center Volunteer, Linda Yonemoto.

Army Counterintelligence Agent Awarded Lint Center Scholarship

Lint Center for National Security Studies announces the winner of its Patrick M. Hughes, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Retired Inspiration 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 Patrick M. Hughes, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Retired Inspiration Scholarship.

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Richard Sanders, a veteran Army counterintelligence agent, is this year’s scholarship winner. Over the course of his career, CW4 Sanders has deployed six times to conflict areas around the world, serving in both staff and leadership capacities, and has been awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Knowlton Award. He holds a BA in History from the University of Maryland and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Johns Hopkins. CW4 Sanders’ 17 years of distinguished service in Army counterintelligence differentiated him from the Lint Center’s other scholarship applicants.

Recipients of the award receive $500 towards education in national security or intelligence studies.

“I’m honored to have received the Patrick M. Hughes, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Retired Inspiration Scholarship,” said CW4 Sanders. “I’m grateful to the Lint Center for considering my application, and I hope to honor Gen. Hughes’ name by relentlessly pursuing excellence as I continue to move my career forward. I’m beyond humbled.”

In addition to his impressive career, CW4 Sanders’ scholarship essay was instrumental in the committee’s decision. He examined Alexander the Great, his conquests, and how a frayed relationship with his father fueled a constant drive to prove himself to be the better man. “This type of investigation into causes and motivators is required in the counterintelligence field,” said Mr. James Lint, Chairman of the Lint Center. “CW4 Sanders’ study of Alexander the Great’s psyche during his years of conquest exemplifies the type of creative and analytical thinking the committee looks for when awarding scholarships. That, and his already impressive service career speaks to the quality of CW4 Sanders as a national security worker.”

The Lint Center announced the Patrick M. Hughes scholarship in February 2016 to honor the legacy of General Hughes’ and his leadership over the course of his career. After 35 years of active duty service, General Hughes embarked on federal civilian service, as well as a private consultant, federal contracting executive, and contractor. The Lint Center hopes his life story and this scholarship will embolden the next generation of emerging leaders to follow Lieutenant General Hughes path in the national security career field.

About the Lint Center:

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) organization awards award 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 https://www.lintcenter.org/.

 

Scholarship Winner Naheed Vadsaria Publishes Book

UPDATE: August 2017

Tajik Hope: Reflections on Engaging Women in Kapisa Province.
by Naheed Vadsaria

Naheed Vadsaria is currently an MBA Candidate at at Johns Hopkins University. She won the Lint Center’s ‘Lee and Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness’ Scholarship and wrote about how communication can be a difficult aspect of National Security for her essay submission. She was the Recipient of Non-Article 5 NATO Medal, Superior Civilian Service Award, and French Brigade Ministry of Defense and Veterans Commander Commendation Award. She also Co Authored an article on Brazil’s Silent Resolution: http://www.diplomaticourier.com/brazils-silent-revolution

She published an ebook titled: Tajik Hope: reflections on engaging women in Kapisa province. A short summary can be found below:

The ebook discusses her work and interactions with Tajik Women in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, while she worked as a Social Scientist with the Department of Army’s Human Terrain System in Afghanistan. As a Social Scientist, she was embedded with French Brigade Task Force Lafayette (TFLF). It was here where she conducted operationally relevant research and analysis on major socio-cultural issues affecting TFLF’s area of operations. She also worked with Provincial Reconstruction Team Kapisa’s ad hoc Female Engagement Teams and Kentucky Agricultural Development Team to identify and collaborate with local Women’s Shura (councils) and key female leaders residing in Nijrab District, Kapisa Province, Afghanistan.

The ebook Tajik Hope includes a series of case studies that can be used to broaden the lens of Coalition Forces’ (CF) perception and widen Western Audiences’ understanding of how women in Afghanistan might be understood and engaged. Although most interviews conducted throughout the case studies were conducted with ethnic Tajik women, this ebook is intended to serve as a sociocultural awareness tool to assist CF in understanding how they can respectfully interact with Afghan women, including key female leaders and Women Shura. The document provides key conclusions drawn from each case study. Throughout these case studies are Holy Qur’anic Surahs and Hadiths, which support Afghan women’s rights in accordance to Islam.

Here is a link to the ebook: http://www.diplomaticourier.com/2016/03/08/tajik-hope-reflections-on-engaging-women-in-kapisa-province-2/

New Operations Manager

It is with great pleasure that we can say that Amber Antony will become the new Operations Manager here at the Lint Center. Congratulations Amber!

Amber began at the Lint Center a little over two years ago as a volunteer/internship application screener and then moved on to screening scholarship applicants and eventually managing all of the scholarship screenings. She was then promoted to the Volunteer Coordinator position and then to HR Manager in 2016. While at the Lint Center she created the Lint Center Scholarship Screening Standard Operating Procedures, oversaw and assisted with the screening of over 100 volunteer applicants which assisted in increasing the size of the Lint Center’s volunteer base. In addition to this, During a contest to name a new scholarship given by a donor, her write up of great grandfather, Ira Dale Smith, Chief Petty Officer, US Navy (Ret.) was selected to have a scholarship named after him.

Thank you Amber for your service to the Lint Center and we appreciate all that you have done. We look forward to seeing you in this new position!

Thanks,
The Lint Center

 

Yale Doctoral Candidate Recognized with Lint Center Scholarship

Lint Center for National Security Studies Awards Winter 2017 Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr. Scholarship

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., 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 2017 Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr. scholarship.

Torey McMurdo, a Yale doctoral candidate, was awarded the Lint Center’s Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr. scholarship for her continued and demonstrated commitment to advancing national security. The Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr. scholarship provides $1,000 to recipients pursuing scholastic study in fields related to alliance building, counterintelligence, cultural understanding, and national security studies

“It is a distinct honor to receive the Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr. scholarship and the support of the Lint Center,” said Ms. McMurdo. “This scholarship will assist with data collection and interviews for my doctoral dissertation on information warfare, particularly in Europe. Staff Sgt. Eaton spent his youth just a stone’s throw from my current residence in New Haven, CT, so this scholarship resonates especially strongly. I look forward to earning this honor by emulating his standards and character both academically and professionally in the years ahead.”

Ms. McMurdo’s winning essay established a clear understating of cyber-attacks and technological vulnerabilities facing the United States. Her previous experience working with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to advise companies on national security issues resonated with the scholarship committee.

Gold Star mother, Sharon Noble Eaton, said “I had the honor and great pleasure of enjoying luncheon with and presenting my son’s Lint Center for National Security scholarship (in memory of Army SSG Richard S. Eaton) to Torey McMurdo, a native of California, current Ph.D. candidate at Yale University. Her Ph.D. research targets the real-world threats of cybersecurity and cyber conflict.  Torey has and will use her gifts of intellect, integrity, leadership, determination and humanity to make significant contributions in (national security). The world will be a safer place because of people like Torey McMurdo.”

Mrs. Sharon Eaton (right), mother of Army SSG Richard S. Eaton, presenting the Winter 2017 Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr. Scholarship to Torey McMurdo (left).

“Torey has all the makings of a good intelligence professional,” said James R. Lint, CEO of the Lint Center. “That is a high bar to achieve and she has a great background that will allow her to grow. The scholarship is named for a great comrade in arms, Rick Eaton, who constantly pushed himself. I believe Torey will follow his lead and remember him whenever faced with a challenge.”

Due to the generosity and continued support of Stratfor, the world’s leading geopolitical intelligence platform (www.stratfor.com), Torey McMurdo will also receive a one-year subscription to Stratfor Worldview which includes industry leading geopolitical analysis, and rigorous forecasting of emerging global developments.

This press release was prepared by Lint Center Volunteer, Elizabeth Monila. 

About Stratfor:

As the world’s leading geopolitical analysis platform, Stratfor brings valuable context to global events, empowering businesses, governments and individuals to more confidently navigate their way through an increasingly complex international environment. By leveraging a deep understanding of history, politics and geography in conjunction with our unique methodology, Stratfor delivers informed perspectives on today’s events and develops a more accurate view of the future. Individual subscriptions and enterprise membership are available at Stratfor.com.

About the Lint Center:

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) organization awards award 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 https://www.lintcenter.org/.

MBA Candidate at Johns Hopkins University Receives Lee and Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness 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 Winter 2017 Lee and Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness Scholarship.

Naheed Vadsaria, a Technical Trainer/Information Assurance Specialist for Harris Information Technology Systems and MBA candidate at Johns Hopkins University, was awarded the Lint Center’s Lee and Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness Scholarship for her continued and demonstrated commitment to advancing national security.

“I am truly honored to be the recipient of the Lee and Byun Scholarship International Relations and Cultural Awareness Scholarship,” said Naheed Vadsaria. “I would like to thank the Lint Center for National Security Studies for recognizing the research and analysis work I conducted as a Social Scientist with the Department of Army, Human Terrain Systems in Kapisa, Afghanistan. This scholarship will help me pave my path towards pursuing a career in national security, specifically focusing on Cyber Security. I am looking forward to leveraging the Lint Center’s mentorship program and working with this dynamic organization to obtain the skills necessary to protect our great nation. I also plan to give back, by assisting others who are also pursuing a career in National Security. I am truly humbled.”

“Ms. Vadsaria is a smart government contractor, working in multiple organizations, and changing her career focus,” said Mr. James R. Lint, President and CEO of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “This makes her a more valuable employee due to her learning new methods in different agencies, and now new talents for further use in Federal Government support.”

The Lint Center’s Lee and Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness Scholarship provides $500 to students who display a passion, understanding, and appreciation of international relations, cultural awareness and the impact pioneers for positive change can achieve. In her winning essay, Ms. Vadsaria’s used her experience as a Social Scientist while deployed down-range with the U.S. Army to establish a series of recommendations on how the military can improve the quality of its interpreters.

Due to the generosity and continued support of Stratfor, the world’s leading geopolitical intelligence platform (www.stratfor.com), Naheed Vadsaria will also receive a one-year subscription to Stratfor Worldview which includes industry leading geopolitical analysis, and rigorous forecasting of emerging global developments.

About Stratfor:

As the world’s leading geopolitical analysis platform, Stratfor brings valuable context to global events, empowering businesses, governments and individuals to more confidently navigate their way through an increasingly complex international environment. By leveraging a deep understanding of history, politics and geography in conjunction with our unique methodology, Stratfor delivers informed perspectives on today’s events and develops a more accurate view of the future. Individual subscriptions and enterprise membership are available at Stratfor.com.

About the Lint Center:

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) organization awards award 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 https://www.lintcenter.org/.

 

Lint Center Launches Partnership with NCSA to Advance Intelligence Education

New Partnership Establishes Free Memberships to the National Cybersecurity Student Association for Scholarship Recipients and a Media Partnership.

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, a non-profit dedicated to fostering the educational development of the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence and National Security Workers, announced a new partnership with the National Cybersecurity Student Association. The NCSA, a leading organization supporting cybersecurity educational programs, plans to work with the Lint Center to further their shared missions of providing educational opportunities for emerging leaders in the national security and intelligence fields.

The NCSA will be providing the Lint Center’s scholarship recipients with free membership to the National Cybersecurity Student Association beginning in July 2016. The free NCSA membership will provide an abundance of resources to the Lint Center’s merit-based scholarship winners. Resources from the NCSA include a consortium of higher education institutions, businesses, and government agencies focused on collaborative efforts to advance Information Security education/research and strengthen the national cybersecurity workforce which was funded under a National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant.

“The National Cybersecurity Student Association (NCSA) is excited to partner with The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc. in order to energize, expand and cultivate a diverse ecosystem of next generation cybersecurity professionals through education, mentoring, and professional development opportunities” said  Gustavo Hinojosa, Executive Director of NCSA.

In addition to the free membership, NCSA and the Lint Center will collaborate on a new media partnership focused on the promotion of education in the fields of national security and intelligence.

“Having watched the beginning of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT), I understand the need for NCSA” said James R. Lint, CEO at the Lint Center. “It is great to get students involved in understanding cyber threats and cyber espionage early. It will be a great future force multiplier for the Cyber fight.”

 

This press release was prepared by Lint Center volunteer, Jake Goldberg.

 

About the National Cybersecurity Student Association:

The National Cybersecurity Student Association www.cyberstudents.org , is open to all college and university students, 18 years of age and older interested in Cybersecurity Education and Careers.  It is a one-stop-shop to enhance the educational and professional development of cybersecurity students through activities, networking and collaboration.  The Association helps students connect the dots thru their education to careers, with connections, collaborations and career support.  Our group supports the cybersecurity educational programs of academic institutions, inspires career awareness and encourages creative efforts to increase the number of underrepresented populations in the field.  Our Student members are looking for internships, scholarships and career opportunities.

NCSA Marketing Flyer

About the Lint Center:

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) organization created to award merit-based scholarships biannually 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, an IRS approved charity, is veteran and minority operated and managed. For more information, please visit www.LintCenter.org.

Lint Center Proudly Announces the Appointment of Mr. Timothy Coleman to Vice President

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, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Timothy Coleman to Vice President.

Mr. Coleman was one of the first scholarship recipients from the Lint Center for National Security Studies, awarded the Aehee Kim Alliance Building Award in 2008. Completing an exceptionally successful Lint Center mentorship, Tim requested to continue to serve as a volunteer to give back to those who would go on to champion the Center’s mission. Tim is known for his tireless efforts supporting the Center which have propelled him to progress through a multitude of roles of increasing responsibility. In recognition of Tim’s volunteer work he has received two Presidential Volunteer Service Awards during his tenure. Since 2008 Tim has served as the Lint Center Public Affairs Officer, Director of Communications, and Chief Operating Officer. We are pleased to announce his promotion to Vice President. Tim was the first volunteer to be invited by the Center to become a formal member of the Board of Directors. Tim will continue to provide strategic counsel as a standing member of the Board of Directors.

Tim completed his B.A. from Georgetown University, an M.B.A. in Finance from the Andreas School of Business at Barry University, a Graduate Studies Program Certificate from Singularity University at NASA Ames Research Park in Silicon Valley, and a Master’s of Public and International Affairs with a major in Security and Intelligence Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. While at the University of Pittsburgh, Tim was also a Research Associate at the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, his research focused on technology adoption strategies by violent non-state actors and terrorist groups.

Tim began on Capitol Hill, worked on a successful U.S. Senate campaign and then joined a full-service, technology marketing communications firm. He was an intelligence analyst for a DC-based service which provided global intelligence and forecasting from former CIA, U.S. intelligence and national security officers. He also co-founded two security-focused technology startup firms, one of which was selected as Entrepreneur Magazine’s “100 Most Brilliant Companies,” and his firm was nominated for the “Cool Vendor of the Year” Award by Gartner Research.  Tim is a Washington, DC-based defense contractor and serves as the Executive Editor of Homeland Security Today Magazine. His writing has appeared in numerous notable publications.

In an earlier statement regarding Mr. Coleman, Mr. James Lint, President and CEO of the Lint Center for National Security Studies commented, “I understand the importance of recruiting and mentoring the best possible emerging leaders to handle future issues of consequence, and I stand by that statement today. Mr. Coleman has been affiliated with the Lint Center for eight years where he began as a Public Relations Coordinator. He was eager, sharp and a great asset; a jack-of-all-trades within a young, but growing organization with limited funds. Mr. Coleman’s ability to move from Public Relations Coordinator to Vice President demonstrates his potential, and the potential of Lint Center Volunteers.”

“We have supported a tremendous amount of people who are diligently working, sacrificing, and defending this nation,” said Tim Coleman, Vice President Lint Center for National Security Studies.  “There is much to be said of young, emerging leaders who chose valor, honor, and national purpose above a multitude of alternate ambitious motivational professional drivers.”

Tim continued, “I am pleased to be a part of the Lint Center, gratified to be a part of its leadership team, and honored to continue supporting those who wish to follow in the footsteps of national service. I am most proud of our scholarship winners; they deserve the credit and recognition. They and our dedicated team of volunteers are the ones making the difference day-in-and-day-out.”

Lint added, “We always try to help our volunteers build their future. Mr. Coleman personifies the professional growth opportunities open to all Lint Center Volunteers. Volunteers have a chance for promotion and to climb the ladder of success in a charity. This can be a great benefit for building resumes and getting experience at a higher level leading to jobs with more responsibility in the future. We encourage our volunteers to enjoy the charity experience, learn and have fun!”

About the Lint Center:

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) organization awards award 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 https://www.lintcenter.org/.