Mentoring students in national security

Mentoring students in national security

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The Lint Center

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 — The Lint Center for National Security Studies, a registered 501c3, non-profit charity recently unveiled two merit-based scholarship opportunities for its upcoming July 2014 scholarship competition. The charity not only provides scholarship funding for students, it also focuses on matching up students with real-world mentors who have decades of experience in national security, counterintelligence, and defense.

Brigadier General (Ret.) Wayne M. Hall, the former J2, Directorate of Intelligence, US Forces Korea, President of Hall Consulting Services, Inc., author of three books on intelligence and a current mentor at the Lint Center explains, “The Lint Center for National Security Studies aids in bridging the gap between members of the experienced National Security community and the future of the community.”

“The array of knowledgeable and experienced mentors coupled with the Center’s focus on ensuring engagement validates not only the vision, but also the mission of the Lint Center’s work. It’s vitally important work and it will only increase in importance as the challenges this nation faces become more complex and the next generation of National Security workers seeks to fill our shoes.”

The Lint Center for National Security Studies will be offering three scholarships: Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship and the Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship. In addition, the charity has also unveiled a new scholarship, the MAJ James W. Dennehy Esq. Scholarship.

Maj. Dennehy’s daughter, Amanda J. Vicinanzo said, “On behalf of my mother and the entire Dennehy family, we are pleased that the Lint Center has dedicated a scholarship that recognizes the legacy of my Dad and honors his commitment to faith, family, and our great country.”

“We hope that my father’s scholarship will help to encourage and inspire a new cadre of American students who know well the value of scholarship as well as selfless service to consequential matters much greater than oneself.”

Maj. Dennehy first entered service in the US Coast Guard in 1992, but following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, he was commissioned as an officer in the US Army Reserves. Dennehy passed away from natural causes having served on active duty supporting theater security forces mission throughout Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. Throughout Dennehy’s military career he was awarded the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal among other service medals of note.

“The Lint Center is pleased to support the educational efforts of the next generation of America’s national security and counterintelligence workforce through our mentoring programs and scholarship efforts,” said Jim Lint, Chairman and CEO of the Lint Center for National Security Studies.

“Our upcoming scholarship competition will afford emerging leaders who wish to follow in the footsteps of national service the financial support and mentoring contacts to vault the learning curve and transition from academia into a professional career.”

The Lint Center for National Security Studies scholarship deadline is July 31. The Center provides semi-annual scholarship awards in both January and July. For more information or to apply for a scholarship, visit the Lint Center

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Timothy W. Coleman
Timothy W. Coleman is a writer, analyst, and a technophile. He co-founded two security technology startup firms, one of which was selected as Entrepreneur Magazine’s “100 Most Brilliant Companies.” Tim started off on Capitol Hill, worked on a successful U.S. Senate campaign, and subsequently joined a full-service, technology marketing communications firm. Previously, he was an intelligence analyst for a DC-based service providing global intelligence and forecasting from former CIA, U.S. intelligence and national security officers. Currently, he is the Editor-at-Large for Homeland Security Today. Tim completed his B.A. from Georgetown University, an M.B.A. in Finance from Barry University, a Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University at NASA Ames Research Center, and a Master’s of Public and International Affairs with a major in Security and Intelligence Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Tim volunteers and serves as a member of the board of directors at the Lint Center for National Security Studies. Read more about Tim here and follow him on Twitter @timothywcoleman.