Former CIA Analyst Joins Lint Center Mentoring Team

cialogoThe Lint Center for National Security Studies is delighted to welcome a tremendous edition to the Center’s already 200-plus strong mentoring team, Ms. Lisa Ruth.

Ruth spent 15 years at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), where she worked as both an Intelligence Analyst and as a Special Projects Officer.

While at CIA, Ruth was a subject matter expert on Latin America. Her specific area of expertise included counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency, tracing and identifying money laundering and illicit arms transfers.

During her career, Ruth conducted overseas tours for the CIA where she provided on-the-ground assistance for counter-insurgency and counter-narcotics operations as well as other high profile intelligence targets. Additionally, Ruth served at the White House Operations Centers, where she provided 24-hour, around the clock, intelligence support to the nations most senior policymakers.

Ruth is a renowned international risk consultant. Currently, she is President of CTC International Group, which is staffed primarily by former CIA officers and provides discreet, timely and accurate information to business executives. CTC is widely regarded as a leading private intelligence organization designed and poised to meet the evolving needs of corporate America.

She is also the Editor in Chief of Communities Digital News, a major online news publication that features independent journalists from around the world. She writes extensively on intelligence, world affairs, and breaking news. She also provides investigative reporting and news analysis.

Additionally, Ruth frequently appears on Newsmax TV, providing analysis, insight and expert commentary on international developments and she is contributor to Newsmax, The Washington Times and other notable publications.

Ruth has a Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, from George Mason University, an Masters in International Relations from the University of Virginia. She is a licensed private investigator in Florida, New Jersey, and Maryland; a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers; and a member of MENSA.

On behalf of the Lint Center for National Security Studies team, we wish to thank Lisa for volunteering her time, energy, and effort to mentoring emerging leaders who wish to follow in the footsteps of national service.

You can follow her on Twitter @lmruth.

Lint Center Article in International Policy Digest

ebolaWe are pleased to highlight one of our outstanding volunteers Brittany Walter.

Last month, after her blog post on the implications of Ebola on US national security was posted in this forum, Ms. Walter’s piece was picked up and reprinted in International Policy Digest as a standalone article.

Congrats Brittany on a job well done!

Please check out her article in International Policy Digest HERE.

You may also view her original LC post HERE.

Lint Center Launches New Awareness Web-Video

We are pleased to unveil a new Web-based video aimed at increasing the awareness of our semi-annual merit-based scholarship programs.

As an all-volunteer force (no-paid staff), the Lint Center is pleased to release the following video in effort to promote awareness and interest in the Center’s scholarship opportunities.

This video was created by one of the Center’s volunteers, Mr. Nathan Rhodes and a proper thank you is certainly in due order.

Please be sure to check out the video and let us know your thoughts.To learn more about the Lint Center for National Security studies and the great work it does, please visit:

Like the Center on Facebook, follow the @LintCenter on Twitter, and join the LinkedIn Group to get involved! Help us spread the word!


Lint Center Volunteers Receive Presidential Volunteer Service Awards

Pres-Award-logo6The Lint Center is pleased to announce that four outstanding members of our team received Presidential Volunteer Service Award’s for their demonstrated commitment and example to engage in volunteer service.

The President’s Volunteer Service Award is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging United States citizens through presidential recognition to live a life of service.

Congratulations to Brittany, Jeni, Gary, and Tim!

The Lint Center is grateful for your continued commitment and ongoing service. Job well done.

Jim Lint, Special Agent (Retired)
Chairman, Lint Center for National Security Studies

The Lint Center is always seeking new volunteers so if you are interested, please take a look at our volunteer openings HERE.


About the Award:

The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. The program continues as an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

Recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a standard for service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation and inspires other to make service a central part of their lives.

The President’s Volunteer Service Award is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging United States citizens or lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States through presidential recognition to live a life of service.

To learn more about the President’s Volunteer Service Award, please visit HERE.

Lint Center Volunteer Spotlight: Jeni Domingue

Jeni_Domingue_PhotoAs an all-volunteer force, the Lint Center for National Security Studies is completely dependent upon the dedication and hard work of amazing volunteers. It is because of these individuals and the time as well as countless talents they offer that the Center continues to thrive and grow.

This week, the Lint Center is pleased to spotlight and recognize the tremendous contribution of one of our great volunteers – Jeni Domingue!

More than six months ago, Jeni, came on board to assist and facilitate the Center’s volunteer and internship program. As a rising star and a committed team player, Jeni tackled the challenge and made strides to transform the Lint Center’s volunteer program.

After countless follow-ups with volunteers, Jeni crafted and implemented an online volunteer tracking system to assist the Center’s effort. Her diligent efforts and her consistency were quickly recognized, as she was promoted to Lead Volunteer Coordinator.

In her continuing quest to enhance volunteer and internship recruitment, placement, and retention efforts, Jeni began to examine Web-based application forms to expedite the recruitment process. Her efforts and progress continue to be a huge help to the Center for which the Center is most appreciative.

She has also made an application form for scholarships online which can move the Center to new heights. This was an especially important contribution that she initiated, due to the geographically dispersed scholarship committee.

As Jeni continues to leave an indelible mark on volunteering efforts and Center-wide initiatives, we wanted to take a moment to express our thanks to her for all the hard work she does.

Additionally and perhaps most importantly, we wish to congratulate Jeni on her recent promotion from Lead Volunteer Coordinator to Volunteer Engagement Manager!

Congratulations on a job well done, Jeni. Keep up the great work!

Jim Lint, Chairman
Special Agent (Retired)

Lint Center
for National Security Studies, Inc
IRS Approved 501 (c) (3) Charity

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