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Happy Independence Day!

May we be forever grateful for the freedom and liberty that we enjoy in this great nation through the hard work of our courageous predecessors. On this day we acknowledge the efforts many brave men and women have put into preserving the principles on which our Nation was founded. 

In June of 1826, Thomas Jefferson wrote his last letter to Roger C. Weightman, saying:

“May it be to the world, what I believe it will be … the signal of arousing men to burst the chains … and to assume the blessings and security of self-government. That form, which we have substituted, restores the free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion. All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. …For ourselves, let the annual return of this day forever refresh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them.”

Let us honor the wishes of Thomas Jefferson and strive towards equality and freedom of speech for all. While we gaze upon the fireworks lighting up the night sky, let us continue to look at the accomplishments of the past and our nation’s potential for growth with reverence and wonder. The Lint Center wishes you a happy Independence Day!

This message was prepared by Lint Center volunteer, Juliana Pham.

 

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/.

Center’s Vice Chairwoman Receives Doctorate in Educational Leadership

All:

On behalf of the Lint Center team, I am delighted to share some outstanding news with you – Anna Hyonjoo Lint was awarded her PhD this week!

Gary Scher said it best, “We are enormously proud of the hard work and dedication Anna has demonstrated by completing her Doctoral studies. Doctor Lint’s accomplishment of achieving the highest academic recognition in her field is an impressive standalone triumph. However, her achievement is even greater when one realizes it was attained in a second language. Dr. Lint’s success clearly demonstrates that language need not be a barrier and her example further illustrates the character of persistence as well as steadfast commitment to education that we all share.”

A hearty congratulation for a job well done is duly in order for Dr. Lint!

Full Press Release: Lint Center Vice Chairwoman Receives Doctorate in Educational Leadership

Extended Deadline: Applications DUE Feb 7, 2011

The Lint Center for National Security Studies is pleased to remind you that it will be providing $2,500 in direct merit-based funding for its upcoming February 7, 2011 scholarship competition.

The deadline for submission is February 7, 2011.

  • $1,000 – Richard Eaton Jr. Memorial Scholarship
  • $500 – John Joseph McGurk III Memorial Scholarship
  • $500 – Jack McCoy Scholarship
  • $500 – Eekwon Lee and Jongja Byun Scholarship

Additional information regarding the January 2011 scholarship competition can be found here . To review the requirements and to submit an application, please visit this link.

The Center provides merit-based scholarships semi-annually in both July and January.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Lint Center directly at Info@lintcenter.org. Thank you.

“Empower, Enhance, Enable.” http://www.LintCenter.org/

Lint Center Announces Deadline for January 2011 Scholarship Competition (+$2,500)

The Lint Center for National Security Studies is pleased to remind you that it will be providing $2,500 in direct merit-based funding for its upcoming January 31, 2011 scholarship competition.

The deadline for submission is January 31, 2011

  • $1,000 – Richard Eaton Jr. Memorial Scholarship
  • $500 – John Joseph McGurk III Memorial Scholarship
  • $500 – Jack McCoy Scholarship
  • $500 – Eekwon Lee and Jongja Byun Scholarship

Additional information regarding the January 2011 scholarship competition can be found here. To review the requirements and to submit an application, please visit this link.

The Center provides merit-based scholarships semi-annually in both July and January.

In addition to the scholarship award, talented and promising individuals interested in pursuing careers in national service will receive the opportunity to interact, correspond, and work with real-world practitioners through the Lint Center’s mentoring program. With over 150 mentors, the Lint Center is well positioned to match appropriate emerging leaders with practitioners and other individuals who can provide the feedback, context, and contacts to expedite the development as well as streamline the learning curve of mentees. For more information about the Lint Center’s Mentoring Program, please visit this link .

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Lint Center directly at Info@lintcenter.org. Thank you.

“Empower, Enhance, Enable.” http://www.LintCenter.org/