Lint Center Awards Two Scholarships for Mid-Year 2008

www.GoArmyEd.mil which increased the number of highly qualified applicants.” Lint continued, “We received numerous submissions from veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as active duty personnel. This round of competition clearly demonstrates the need for more scholarship awards and the Lint Center will continue to build its financial base to help recognize great people with great potential to improve America’s National Security.”

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Scholarship applicants were required to submit essay’s addressing an issue of Counterintelligence, National Defense, and/or National Security. Applicants were encouraged to clearly articulate original thoughts, ideas, and experiences as it pertains to the topic. Ground-breaking pioneering ideas, solutions, and recommendations were strongly desired. Essays were judged on scholarly rigor, creativity, and innovation. Authors were urged to be interdisciplinary in their thinking, assessments, and essay formulation.

Lyrica cheap price About the Lint Center:

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization created to award merit-based scholarships for Counterintelligence and National Security Workers, their children and scholars, and to advance the study of National Security, cross-cultural studies, and global understanding.

The Center aims to:

  1. Identify promising individuals and assist in educational pursuits through scholarship initiatives
  2. Provide talented individuals with a meaningful leadership development mentoring program by current-and-former Counterintelligence and National Security Workers
  3. Create a forum for the dissemination and discussion of National Security Studies through the Center’s online Web-

All donations and contributions to the Lint Center are allocated solely to the Center’s scholarship funds. All actions and activities by the Lint Center are conducted by unpaid staff and volunteers. The Center is Veteran and minority operated and managed.

July 2008 competition produced some excellent essays

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buy provigil forum SGT Jennifer Flory, winner of Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship, had an interesting idea on use of Scrap Metal for a safer Middle East which she describes in her essay. As she states it can put the power back into the hands of the people. SGT Flory has served a tour an interesting assignment in Iraq and earned a Bronze Star. Read more about SGT Flory herePress Release

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Joe Linhart, winner of Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship, takes a look at Effects Based Operations in his essay.  However it is the method of engagement that can either be lethal or non-lethal in nature.  Press Release

Written as a companion piece to an article published in 02138 magazine called “My Iraq”  (http://www.02138mag.com/magazine/article/1676.html), Joe Linhart’s article “Our Army, Our America” takes a provocative look at Iraq, America and what it’s like to serve in uniform.

The former Harvard educated, Army LT also has authorized his personal essay to be published which shows how his experiences have formed his opinions on how to conduct military or diplomatic operations.

Lint Center Announces a Significant Gift from Stratfor

Stratfor & the Lint Center Team Up to Improve National Security Skills, Enhance Global Understanding and Situational Awareness of Scholarship Recipients

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, a non-profit organization created to further the educational developments of the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence and National Security Workers, today announced it has received a generous gift from Strategic Forecasting, Inc., the world’s leading private intelligence company. The Lint Center will receive three annual membership subscriptions to Stratfor’s industry leading intelligence reports providing situational awareness, geopolitical analysis, and analytically rigorous forecasting. Subscriptions will be given to scholarship recipients of the Lint Center for National Security Studies.

“We are extremely delighted to receive this substantial gift from Stratfor and believe it will enhance the knowledge of the Center’s scholarship recipients by enabling them to access Stratfor’s cutting edge intelligence reports,” said Jim Lint, founder and chairman of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “We are grateful to Stratfor for recognizing and supporting the mission of the Center in our effort to identify, mentor, and improve our country’s future National Security workforce.”

“Stratfor is pleased to support the important work of the Lint Center,” said Rodger Baker, Stratfor. “The Center’s scholarship recipients will benefit from the fresh perspective provided by our intelligence professionals, and our insights into political, economic, and military developments occurring around the globe. We look forward to continuing our work with the Center as it strives to empower, enhance, and enable the next generation of America’s National Security Workers.”

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 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 is Veteran and minority operated and managed IRS-approved charity.

Lessons learned in recovery of classified materials

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We have relative peace and calm here at Fort Monmouth even during wartime.

But I am often reminded about the guys in the Iran Embassy in November 1979. They thought there was no need for emergency evacuation or for emergency destruction drills. I’m sure there were many in the Pentagon in 2001 who thought the same way. But, November 4, 1979, and September 11, 2001, changed those complacent thoughts.

How is your unit and your area? Are you sure nothing will happen in your area? Are you as sure as they were in Iran and at the Pentagon? I want to share some of the lessons learned in the recovery of classified material after the 9/11 attack.

The CECOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) will hold our “Annual Reduction of Classified Holdings and Review of Classified Permanent Historical Materials” from June 2 to 16. This needs to be enforced as an important effort for the command because some classified materials recovered on 9/11 at the Pentagon dated back as far as the 1940s. Reducing the amount and number of classified materials on hand decreases the risks of compromise and permits a more focused analysis of what requires protection.

Security Managers need to document the location of classified containers in their work areas. Do you know the number and locations NOW. And what happens if the Security Manager is killed, missing or absent?

Recovering and securing classified materials during or after a disaster are such specialized tasks that only trained personnel can be allowed to execute them. The role of classified materials users and custodians is to sort and advise on disposal after the materials have been recovered and secured.

Respirators, fire-retardant clothing, gas masks, safety gloves, rubber boots, portable/cellular communications, several vehicles and other special equipment must be identified in advance to enable DOD classified materials recovery to begin as soon as possible in the event of a disaster or other emergency. A mobile capability is needed at the disaster site for initial security of large recovered items, to include damaged safes.

Depending on the severity of the disaster and weather conditions afterward, most if not all of the classified materials at the disaster site may well be damaged beyond further use. That’s why custodians and users must maintain backup files and redundant capabilities of truly critical materials.

As soon as possible, such a site must be secured and access to it controlled. Badge systems will be required to enable first responders such as fire, rescue, law enforcement and other essential but un-cleared personnel to work in the secured area – and to exclude all others.

Following recovery, classified materials must be moved to a facility protected by fences, lights, intrusion detection systems and guards as required by the materials that may be involved. A plan is needed to coordinate and assist custodians and users in order to sort classified materials there. This includes the following:

  • channels for clearance, verifying need-to-know and Inadvertent Disclosure Agreements
  • provisions for personal effects mixed with classified materials
  • personal protective clothing as specialized equipment to open damaged containers
  • procedures to destroy COMSEC and other classified items in accordance with National Security Agency and Defense Intelligence Agency guidance

The coordination of security at a disaster scene may include local police; FBI; local fire, rescue and military police units; facility engineers; custodians/users of classified materials; and other DOD elements.

Safes need to be identified by serial number stamped directly in the metal, not by a tin plate bolted on their sides. During the 9/11 terrorist attack, many of the tin plates and other markings on the outsides of the safes simply melted and burned in the fire resulting from the attack. An alternative is maps drawn with the location of each safe. It has been found that, in a blast, safes can move or floors can collapse. The serial number stamped directly into the metal inside of the drawer has been the best identifier of safes after catastrophic events.

Special equipment will be required to open safes. Combination locks are destroyed in fires and the metal drawers are fused to the safe frame.

Having reviewed these elements from the after action report of 9/11 at the Pentagon, how does your office stack up? How does your unit compare to the Pentagon? Having an incident requiring emergency actions in a foreign country would create even more responsibilities and headaches. Some of our CECOM LCMC units have overseas offices. By “being prepared” we can decrease stress and improve the security of our nation!

An additional benefit of this program is preparation for Base Realignment and Closure and relocation. Having recently moved to New Jersey, I found that having more boxes to unpack is not an enjoyable event. The “Annual Reduction of Classified Holdings and Review of Classified Permanent Historical Materials” during June will improve our organization and mission execution during the BRAC move. Not often you can do an action that gives so many benefits.

So, please enjoy cleaning out those security containers because it will be beneficial in the long run. Have a “Secure” day!

James Lint

Lint Center Awards Ms Aehee Kim Alliance Building Scholarship

Lint Center for National Security Studies Recognizes Scholarship Winners

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, a non-profit organization created to further the educational development and opportunities for the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence and National Security Workers, today announced the Ms. Aehee Kim Alliance Scholarship Award Winners. The scholarship fund aims to promote and advance cross-cultural understanding and global insight into national security and counterintelligence issues.

There was one award given to Timothy W. Coleman (Winner), with two runners-up. Both runners-up were located overseas with the first Name Not Disclosed, and the second runner up named Charles DeBarber. Both runners-up will be eligible for additional scholarships that will be awarded later in the year.

“I am honored to receive this award and recognition,” said Timothy W. Coleman, winner of the Ms. Aehee Kim Alliance Building Scholarship. “This scholarship will assist in my educational pursuits to better understand the national security issues facing America today and the emerging geostrategic threats shaping tomorrow.”

“We had many good applications, essays and thoughtful submissions by outstanding scholars,” said Jim Lint, founder and chairman of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “Tim had a great essay in addition to outstanding history and great potential to be a key player in America’s future national security endeavors.” Lint continued, “We received numerous submissions from veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as active duty personnel. This round of competition clearly demonstrates the need for more scholarship awards and the Lint Center will continue to build its financial base to help recognize great people with great potential to improve America’s National Security.”

About the Alliance Building Scholarship:

Scholarship applicants were required to submit essay’s addressing an issue of Alliance Building, Counterintelligence, National Defense, and/or National Security. Applicants were encouraged to clearly articulate original thoughts, ideas, and experiences as it pertains to the topic. Ground-breaking pioneering ideas, solutions, and recommendations were strongly desired. Essays were judged on scholarly rigor, creativity, and innovation. Authors were urged to be interdisciplinary in their thinking, assessments, and essay formulation.

About the Lint Center:
The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization created to award merit-based scholarships for Counterintelligence and National Security Workers, their children and scholars, and to advance the study of National Security, cross-cultural studies, and global understanding.

The Center aims to:

  1. Identify promising individuals and assist in educational pursuits through scholarship initiatives
  2. Provide talented individuals with a meaningful leadership development mentoring program by current-and-former Counterintelligence and National Security Workers
  3. Create a forum for the dissemination and discussion of National Security Studies through the Center’s online Web-portal

All donations and contributions to the Lint Center are allocated solely to the Center’s scholarship funds. All actions and activities by the Lint Center are conducted by unpaid staff and volunteers. The Center is Veteran and minority operated and managed.

Lint Center Unveils Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship ($500)

Lint Center Unveils Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship ($500)

Recognizing Extraordinary Students in Alliance Building, Counterintelligence, and National Security Studies

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc, a non-profit charity, focused on supporting the educational pursuits of the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence and National Security Workers, today unveiled the Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship which aims to identify, support, and mentor an emerging leader focused on Alliance Building, Counterintelligence, and National Security studies.

The Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship fund provides $500 to recipients pursuing scholastic study in fields related to Alliance Building, Counterintelligence, and National Security studies.

“The Lint Center is extremely pleased to be offering the Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial scholarship award for the third consecutive year,” said Jim Lint, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc. “This scholarship has become one of the Center’s most sought after awards and we are extremely optimistic the level of interest as well as applicant submission caliber will be more impressive in 2010 than it was in years past.”

About the Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship:

The Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship fund provides $500 to recipients pursuing scholastic study in fields related to Alliance Building, Counterintelligence, and National Security studies. This scholarship is competed each year in July.

The deadline for scholarship applications is July 31.

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 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 and to view details regarding semi-annual scholarship opportunities, please visit www.LintCenter.org.

 

Scholarships Advertised

Lint Center receives confirmation of scholarships published on multiple websites and databases.

Three different national scholarship database organizations have advertised both the Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship and the Virginia & Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarships.  The Lint Center appreciates these organizations and their desire to assist students and the education community. 

  • FastWeb.com
  • FastWeb
  • Military.com

Lint Center Granted IRS 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Status

Lint Center receives IRS 501(c)(3) Status 19 June 2007

On this day US Internal Revenue Service has approved 501 (c) (3) Tax Exempt Status for the Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc. This allows all donations or contributions to be deductible under IRS section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. Lint Center is qualified to receive tax deductible bequest, devises, transfers or gifts under sections 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code. The Lint Center is now treated as a public charity under the US Tax Code. The effective data was the date of incorporation 19 June 2007 and the Advance Ruling Date ends 31 December 2011. (At which time, further application to IRS must be sent.)

UPDATE 13 September 2007: State of Maryland approves charity designation.

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