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

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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).

buy priligy sildenafil (super p force) 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: http://www.ACIDG.org.

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 https://www.lintcenter.org.

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Lint Center Announces Patrick M. Hughes, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, (Retired) Inspiration Scholarship

The Lint Center for National Security Studies is pleased to announce the Patrick M. Hughes, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, (Retired) Inspiration Scholarship ($500).

The Lint Center is a non-profit charity that focuses on supporting the educational pursuits of the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence (CI) and National Security workers. Inspired by the legacy and leadership of General Hughes, we are enthused to offer a scholarship in his honor.

Lieutenant General Hughes’ career serves as an example to today’s scholars. We hope his life story and our scholarship will embolden the next generation of emerging leaders to follow Lieutenant General Hughes path in the national security career field. His career included military service, federal civilian service, and as a private consultant, federal contracting executive and contractor.

Lieutenant General Patrick M. Hughes, U.S. Army (Retired), was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Congress to serve as Assistant Secretary for Information Analysis, Department Homeland Security (DHS). He served in this position from November 17, 2003 to March 15, 2005. He returned to government service after having been in the private sector leading his own company, PMH Enterprises, LLC, a private consulting firm specializing in intelligence, national security and international relations.

LTG Hughes retired from the U.S. Army on October 1, 1999 after more than 35 years of military service, beginning as an enlisted soldier and combat medic on January 2, 1962.

His last active duty assignment was Director, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), U.S. Department of Defense, a position that he held for 3 and half years. In addition, he served as the Director of Intelligence (J-2), Joint Staff and DIA; Director of Intelligence (J-2), U.S. Central Command; and Commanding General, U.S. Army Intelligence Agency.

Lieutenant General Hughes led troops at the squad, platoon, detachment, battalion, brigade, and separate Army and Joint Agency level. He served twice in Vietnam, one tour in Korea, and participated in U.S. military operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm in the Middle East, and in Somalia. He also spent time in Bosnia and other strife-torn locales. He has visited 126 nations and was formally trained in the Vietnamese and Korean languages.

His awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal (3 awards), the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit (3 awards), the Bronze Star for Valor (3 awards), the Bronze Star Meritorious Service (2 awards), the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal for Valor, and the award of the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Parachute Badge, the Joint Staff Identification Badge, and the Army Staff Badge. He is the recipient of the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal (2 awards), the CIA medallion, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Director’s Medal, recognition from the National Security Agency, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, the US Secret Service, the Director’s Award for Distinguished Service from the Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy, and many other awards and instances of recognition. He has received numerous awards from foreign nations. He is a member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame and the US Army ROTC Hall of Fame.

Lieutenant General Hughes received his B.S. from Montana State University, a M.A. from Central Michigan University, and is a graduate of the School of Advanced Military Studies. He has received honorary doctorates from Montana State University (Business), and the Joint Military Intelligence College (Strategic Intelligence).

He consulted for SYNTEK Technologies, Inc. – a BMT Company, Ltd., SY Coleman, Inc. – an L3 Company, the Central Intelligence Agency, Boeing, Centra Technologies, Inc, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Defense Science Board, General Dynamics, John Hopkins University – Applied Physics Laboratory, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, RAND, SIG, Inc., Silicon Graphics, Strategic Analysis Inc., Booz-Allen Hamilton, SAIC, and other firms.

He has given testimony to several Congressional Committees and has presented his views at Harvard, MIT, the U.S. Special Operations Command, the National War College, the Army War College, the School of Advanced Military Studies, the Joint Military Intelligence College, the Special Operations University, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Foreign Service Institute, Montana State University, The Brookings Institution, The Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, the World Future Society, RAND, and in many other academic, industry, and technology forums.

He has served on several Defense Science Board Task Forces, on the National Commission to Review the National Reconnaissance Office, on the Laboratory Advisory Committee of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, on the Intelligence Advisory Panel of Sandia National Laboratory, the Counter-Proliferation Board of Advisors at the Applied Physics Laboratory – The John Hopkins University, the Board of Directors of Strategic Analysis, Inc., the National Imagery & Mapping Agency’s “Innovision” office , and the Advisory Board of the National Youth Leadership Forum. He has served as a Futures Mentor for the TRADOC Army Transformation effort and on the Future Concepts Working Group Senior Advisory Group of the U.S. Special Operations Command. He performed work for other elements of the U.S. defense and intelligence communities.

He has served as the President, National Military Intelligence Association (NMIA) and Programs and Awards Officer of the Security Affairs Support Association. He continues to serve on the Board of the OSS Society, and to be an emeritus member of the Defense Intel Alumni Association, and the National Military Intelligence Foundation. He is a member of the Mobile Riverine Force Association and a Life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans, and the Vietnam Veterans of America.

In the corporate arena, he was the Corporate Vice President of Intelligence and Counterterrorism at L-3 Communications (now L-3 Technologies, Inc.), from April 2005 until his final retirement in July 2011. His duties were supporting the general needs of the corporation, including acting as Corporate POC for Homeland Security / Homeland Defense and Cyber Operations. He has continued to be a consultant to L-3.

He has been married over 55 years to Karlene K. (Nuber) Hughes. They reside in Florida and Virginia where he continues to write and provide private consulting services.

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 IAFIE to Advance Intelligence Education

New Partnership Establishes $1000 Annual IAFIE Scholarship to Support Scholarship Initiatives

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, and the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE), the leading international organization for Intelligence Education, today announced a new partnership to forward their shared mission of empowering emerging leaders in the national security and intelligence fields through education and scholarship initiatives.

With IAFIE’s annual donation of $1,000, the Lint Center will establish an annual IAFIE Scholarship in recognition of their support of the Lint Center’s mission to award merit-based scholarships for Counterintelligence and National Security Workers, their children and scholars.

“IAFIE is delighted to partner with the Lint Center in the establishment of this scholarship,” said Dr. Larry Valero, President of IAFIE. “The Lint Center has been at the forefront of promoting vitally important careers in intelligence through its scholarship efforts.  The mission of IAFIE perfectly dovetails with the Lint Center’s pursuit to support highly talented and deserving students aiming to serve their country in a national security capacity.”

In addition to the new scholarship award, IAFIE will assist the Lint Center in their mentor program and Virtual Archives for National Security project to preserve National Security history.

The Lint Center’s mentor program provides talented individuals interested in pursuing careers in national service the opportunity to interact, correspond, and work with real-world practitioners. More than 200 mentors, seasoned practitioners in their field, volunteer through the Lint Center to show younger people what they can do in the Intelligence Community.

“IAFIE is one of the foremost groups focused on cultivating the development of the future intelligence professional,” said James R. Lint, CEO at the Lint Center. “This focus closely aligns with the Lint Center’s objectives. I believe this new partnership and scholarship donation mark the beginning of a very rewarding relationship that will play a pivotal role in advancing the intelligence profession.”

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.

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.

Scholarship Spotlight: Josiah Depaoli

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Scholarship Winner Josiah Depaoli receives Lint Center Award of Excellence from Director of External Affairs, Bridget Struthers, alongside Will Hausman, Economics Department Chair at the College of William & Mary.

During the fall semester, the Lint Center’s Director of External Affairs, Bridget Struthers, had the privilege of presenting scholarship winner Josiah Depaoli the Lint Center Award of Excellence at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Mr. Depaoli won the Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship during the July 2015 scholarship competition for his essay on U.S.-Chinese Relations.

“As a web-based organization, it’s very rare that we have the opportunity to present an award to our winners in person. We were excited to organize this ceremony and look forward to doing this again in the future,” said Mr. Jim Lint. “It has been a year of firsts for the Lint Center and this was certainly one of them. The award ceremony at William & Mary shows that we have Lint Center ambassadors with the desire to get involved in their communities and publicly recognize our scholarship winners,” added Mr. Lint.

“Presenting the award to Josiah in person reminded me of why I volunteer with the Lint Center,” said Ms. Struthers. “It’s a great feeling when you help hard-working students achieve their goals and open doors to future career opportunities. And it’s even better when you get to shake their hand, meet their professors, and congratulate them in person.”

Mr. Depaoli’s essay focused on the issues that U.S. defense officials face in terms of China’s rise in the global system and increased focus on military strength. He is currently a senior at the College of William & Mary majoring in Economics with a minor in History. Mr. Depaoli hopes to forward U.S. interests in the future by applying his Mandarin Chinese language skills and experience as an Eagle Scout and former Army ROTC cadet.

The Lint Center has awarded 38 scholarships since 2007. Scholarship competitions are held twice per year, in January and July. For more information or to apply for a scholarship, please visit www.lintcenter.org.

Lint Center Launches Veteran Employment Transition Program

New program focuses on enhancing and optimizing employment opportunities for transitioning veterans.

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 16, 2015 – 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 creation of a new program for transitioning veterans. The primary purpose of the program is to provide a resume review, writing and enhancement service to assist transitioning veterans leverage as well as effectively highlight their knowledge, skills and abilities as they seek new opportunities in both the private and public sector.

The new program, Veteran Employment Transition Program (VET-PRO), will provide free employment counseling as well as resume writing services to ensure transitioning veterans are able to craft the most impactful narrative in order to put their best foot forward as they seek to embark on a new chapter in their professional careers.

“As a retired member of the U.S. Army, I know first-hand how difficult, challenging and daunting the transition from the armed services can be,” said U.S. Army SSG John Bittner (retired) and current Lint Center for National Security Studies VET-PRO Program Manager. Following his retirement, Mr. Bittner completed a Master’s in Business Administration, which afforded him greater insight into the needs of hiring managers and provided him with the appropriate experience necessary to lead this program, as well as the skills to manage it. He served as a Senior Business Analyst in the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon and he is currently a Senior Consultant at a leading DC-based management and consulting firm where he provides strategic portfolio guidance to one of the largest Intelligence Community (IC) budgets in the United States.

“After years of dedicated national service, the notion of charting a new path is both exhilarating and nerve-racking. I am pleased that the Lint Center has created a new resource for transitioning veterans who seek the guidance, tutelage and assistance necessary to make a successful career change. I am deeply honored to be leading this initiative for the Center.”

“Mr. Bittner speaks from first hand, recent experience so he knows the importance of transition assistance, especially as it pertains to securing permanent post-duty employment and the Lint Center is delighted to have him run point on this important new program,” said James R. Lint, Chairman and CEO of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “Mr. Bittner proactively volunteered to run this effort and we could not be more pleased that he has decided to give back to those who have served and to those, much like his former self, who are seeking a little fine tuning mentorship to support a transition from active duty military service. We hope that the VET-PRO initiative proves to be a valuable addition to the core services and support the Lint Center for National Security Studies strives to deliver to emerging leaders in America’s national security and intelligence community.”

About the Lint Center VET-PRO
The program will consist of dedicated Lint Center mentors trained in simple techniques designed to give the best mentorship to qualified veterans who are seeking this service. The process is designed to help transitioning veterans as well as veterans who have transitioned from the military within the last five years who have attained an undergraduate, graduate, or post graduate degree, strengthen their resumes so as to acquire the most competitive positions at the most competitive salaries that are available to them. The most important aspect of this process is the speed at which it will be accomplished. Our goal is to get veterans outfitted with strong resumes within two weeks so that this service can benefit them immediately in their career search.Veteran Employment Transition Program (VET-PRO)

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/.

Air Force Captain Receives Lint Center Scholarship

Lint Center for National Security Studies Announces 2014 Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint 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 summer 2014 Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship to Ms. Niki G. Kissinger. The Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint scholarship was created to identify, support, and mentor emerging national security leaders focused on international affairs, counterintelligence, and national security studies.

“I am honored to receive the Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint scholarship from the Lint Center,” said Capt. Niki G. Kissinger. “It is organizations like the Lint Center which make our country great. Individuals who give back and think about our country’s future make us all better (and safer) in the long run.”.

“This scholarship is going directly to my tuition in order to earn my Doctorate in Business Administration. I intend to complete my degree while still serving my country and am honored to do so.”

Kissinger’s background in the United States Air Force and leadership in mentoring and recruiting for the U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corp, ROTC, in California encouraged the Lint Center Scholarship Committee to award Capt. Kissinger the Jim and Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship. In addition to her extensive academic background, graduating with a B.S. in Systems Engineering and M.A. in Business Administration, Capt. Kissinger’s essay outlined the continued as well as growing problem in the development of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) focused-fields of study and a solution to encourage the brightest to pursue a STEM centered position in the United States.

“Capt. Kissinger is the fourth Active Duty Air Force member to receive a Lint Center scholarship to date,” said Timothy W. Coleman, Chief Operations Officer for the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “It is always a privilege to award current and former service members with scholarship funds to support their continued educational efforts.. Capt. Kissinger’s essay is unique in that it helps us recognize the need to fill a critical personnel gap in STEM fields, which is fundamental to the future of U.S. national security.”

Due to the generosity and continued support of the world’s leading private intelligence company, Strategic Forecasting, Inc. (www.stratfor.com), Captain Niki G. Kissinger will also receive a one-year subscription to Stratfor’s Subscription Service which includes industry leading intelligence reports providing situational awareness, geopolitical analysis, and analytically rigorous forecasting.

Visit Captain Kissinger’s Scholarship Winner page to read her essay and bio.

About Stratfor
Stratfor is a leading geopolitical intelligence and consulting firm that provides strategic analysis and forecasting to individuals and organizations around the world. By placing global events in a geopolitical framework, the company helps customers and subscribers anticipate opportunities and better understand the broader impact of regional and international developments. Full analysis on global events and more details on the company can be found on Stratfor’s website at www.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/.

The Lint Center and Mica-Bragg Forge Partnership to Advance the Security Field

Partnership Aims to Mentor the Next Generation of National Security Workers

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, a non-profit dedicated to supporting the educational pursuits of the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence and National Security Workers, and the Military Intelligence Corps Association (MICA), a non- profit professional association of the U.S. Army’s Military Intelligence Corps, Bragg Chapter announced a partnership to advance the careers of the next generation of Military Intelligence workers.

This partnership will work to elevate the National Security studies field by

  • Providing experienced mentors in the U.S. Army’s Military Intelligence field
  • Connecting emerging leaders to future professional associations
  • Joining resources to connect emerging talent with established leaders in Counterintelligence

“We’re excited to partner with an organization whose values align so closely with ours,” said Michael C. Quinn, Vice President of MICA Bragg Chapter. “MICA represents the current and retired military workers and it is our responsibility to ensure this next generation has the tools to better the field.   With this partnership we can engage and provide institutional knowledge to a new generation of National Security Workers and the future members of MICA.”

The collaboration will allow MICA Bragg to become valuable members of the Lint Center Mentor team. Mentors are selected and matched based on the mentees interest and the mentor’s specialty. The mentorship program creates an opportunity for scholarship winners to network within their fields and learn from experienced professionals.

“I was present when the Military Intelligence Corps was activated on July 1st, 1987 it has matured a great deal since then. A large part of that success is due to the strong professional association supporting the MI Corps,” said James R. Lint, CEO at the Lint Center. “MICA connects Military Intelligence soldiers with unsurpassed professional journals and programs. Mentors from MICA can only increase the quality of the Lint Center’s Mentors.”

About MICA Bragg Chapter:

The Bragg Chapter was organized in July of 2014 and recognized as an official chapter of the Military Intelligence Corps Association in November of that same year. In December of 2014, the Bragg Chapter received its official Fort Bragg recognition and was granted permission to operate on post as a private organization.

Military Intelligence Corps Association (MICA), is a non- profit professional association of the U.S. Army’s Military Intelligence Corps. MICA members represent the active duty, reserve component, and retired Army MI mission and are dedicated to ensuring that Army Intelligence remains “Always Out Front!” For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/groups/micabraggchapter.

About Stratfor:

Stratfor is the world’s leading private intelligence company providing individuals and corporations with breaking intelligence, in-depth analysis, assessments and forecasts on global political, economic, security, and public policy issues. Through its unrivalled blend of strategic and tactical expertise, Stratfor helps clients protect their assets, diminish risk and increase opportunities to compete in the global market. Stratfor’s services include free intelligence reports, subscription-based access and confidential consulting. For more information, please visit www.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 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 Wins Featured Daily Point of Light Award

Recognizing service to emerging national security leaders

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WASHINGTON, D.C., September 11, 2014 – President George H. W. Bush’s Points of Light Foundation today awarded the Lint Center for National Security Studies with a Daily Point of Light Award on the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The Lint Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the next generation of national security workers, was awarded this honor for its continued dedication to service through its scholarship and mentorship programs.

“This is a tremendous honor and a most appreciated recognition,” said James R. Lint, Special Agent (Retired), Chairman and CEO of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “I am grateful to Points of Light Foundation for highlighting the incredible work that the Lint Center team continues to carryout and for the opportunity to serve the next generation of great American patriots. This is a powerful validation point and we are humbled to receive it, especially on this important anniversary.”

Lint attributes the success of the Center and the Points of Light award to the dedicated volunteer team, saying, “This award was won because of the hard work and dedication of our all-volunteer force. None of this would have been possible had it not been for our incredible team, their tireless efforts, and their passion to execute on the mission at hand. This is their award and I wish to thank all of the Lint Center volunteers, past and present, for all that they do and continue to do.”

“As a leading geopolitical intelligence and consulting firm that provides strategic analysis and forecasting to individuals and organizations around the world, Stratfor welcomes the opportunity to support aspiring national security and intelligence community workers,” said Fred Burton, Vice President of Intelligence at Stratfor.

“On this 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on our country, we are solemnly reminded of the serious challenges facing policy and decision makers as they strive to navigate the complexities of global geopolitical issues. Stratfor proudly supports the Lint Center for National Security Studies in its ongoing quest to identify and mold the next generation of counterintelligence and national security leaders, and we congratulate the entire Lint Center team for this important and well-deserved honor from the Points of Light organization.”

In addition to awarding scholarships, the Lint Center was recognized by the Points of Light Foundation for its mentorship program consisting of over 200 mentors. “We created the Lint Center to fill a niche void,” explains Kay Lee Nichols, Director and Scholarship Committee Member, “one that teamed emerging and talented national security rookies with veterans in the national security community.” The program connects emerging leaders with seasoned professionals that are active and retired national security practitioners from the military, defense, intelligence and academic communities. Lint Center mentors provide first-hand knowledge of the opportunities available in the field to outstanding scholars.

The Lint Center, run as an entirely volunteer based non-profit, has awarded 32 merit-based scholarships in increments of $500-$1500 since 2007. It awards scholarships to students pursuing an interest in intelligence and national security studies in January and July of each year.

To read the congratulatory letter and view the award, click here.

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.

About Stratfor:

Stratfor is a geopolitical intelligence firm that provides strategic analysis and forecasting to individuals and organizations around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.stratfor.com.

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Jim Lint, Chairman and CEO of the Lint Center, would like to thank the volunteers who work behind the scenes each day and set the example of service before self.As our leadership reminds us, “We win as a team and we earn this as a team.”Thank you LC Volunteer Team! – See more at: http://www.lintcenter.info/blog/entry/3770318/lint-center-wins-featured-daily-point-of-light-award

Lint Center Announces January 2014 Scholarship Competitions

The Lint Center for National Security Studies is pleased to announce that it will be providing $1,500 in merit-based scholarships for the upcoming January 2014 scholarship competition.

The deadline to submit applications for the following scholarships is January 31st, 2014:

In addition to the scholarship award, winner-applicants will acquire an experienced national security practitioner-mentor, either connected with the winner’s field of interest or otherwise able to guide them in their path in choosing a field. With over 150 mentors, the Lint Center is well-positioned to match emerging leaders with practitioners and other well positioned individuals who can provide the feedback, context, and contacts to expedite the development and to streamline the learning curve of mentees. For more information about the Lint Center’s Mentoring Program, please visit the Mentor Page.

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