This is our first inaugural newsletter, which is our new way to keep our friends informed of the activities and successes of the Lint Center. Thanks to our friends who have kept us on the right track, funded, motivated and allowed us to help others via scholarships and mentorships.
James R. Lint, Chairman
Special Agent (Retired)
Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc
IRS Approved 501 (c) (3) Charity
Scholarship Winner Spotlight
The Lint Center for National Security Studies continues to seek students with unique ideas, unusual insights, and fresh perspectives on common problems of great importance and strategic consequence. By facilitating and improving the educational opportunities of students, the Lint Center strives to build a better foundation for America's future national security.
In July 2008 Joseph Linhart won the Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship. The funds and connections afforded to him by the Lint Center have encouraged Linhart to extend his education. When asked how he plans to use the support provided by the Lint Center, Linhart said, "I admit I am probably too ambitious with my educational goals. I am currently applying to Norwich for a MA in Diplomacy and to Kansas State for a Grad Certificate in Public Administration. I ultimately hope to take what I've learned and try to turn that into a career with the State Department or United Nations. I am especially interested in national reconstruction efforts, whether it is from military action like in Afghanistan or from natural disasters like in Haiti."
In addition to the monetary award that accompanied scholarship, Linhart found great value in the advice and guidance provided by the Lint Center. Jim Lint, founder of the Lint Center, has taken a personal hand in Linhart's Mentorship. "Mr. Lint has always made himself available for any questions I may have. I am sure as I grow professionally he'll continue to be a resource that I can turn to," Linhart said. Linhart appreciates the assistance the Lint Center has provided, and offers this advice to anyone considering application for a scholarship, "Firstly I would advise them to apply, instead of being intimidated by the Center. Secondly, I would tell them to have a plan for what they want to do, both educationally and professionally. The Center can assist you largely financially and provide advice professionally, but you have to have a plan."
The proper education is a key ingredient in any successful career, but how can you know which direction your field will take during the years you invest in learning? Staffing and recruiting professional Chaz Regan believes that computer and language skills are the future of national security, and offers several possible avenues for students. "The two industry-trends that I try to inform job-seekers about most are cyber-related jobs (Info Assurance, Digital Forensics, Cyber-intelligence, Cyber-warfare) and cultural/language-based Intelligence Specialists (i.e. people who can read/write/speak the language, understand the culture, and perform some other intelligence-related skill)," Regan said.
For those students who are not sure they wish to devote years to building computer or language skills, but still want to contribute their efforts towards peace and political stability, Mr. Regan offers this solid, all purpose advice, "If an area of the world is troubled and looks like it may explode in the next 5 to 10 years, that's probably a good place to concentrate your studies."
How You Can Help
Today's students are the foundation for America's future. The Lint Center for National Security Studies aims to build a better tomorrow from the ground up. The Lint Center is looking for individuals willing to share time, resources, and knowledge to aid this cause. To find out how you can become mentor, donor, or volunteer for the Lint Center, use the contact/feedback webpage and webform located at http://www.LintCenter.com/feedback.htm
To foster and further the educational development and opportunities for the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence and National Security Workers by empowering individuals, enhancing the study of national security issues, and enabling emerging leaders to be mentored by established current-and-former industry experts.
The Lint Center strives to provide talented individuals with a meaningful leadership development mentoring program staffed by current and former Counterintelligence and National Security practitioners to provide promising scholars with assistance in educational pursuits through scholarship initiatives. The Lint Center Newsletter focuses on informing scholars, Lint Center mentors, and individuals interested in supporting the Lint Center’s vital mission.
Today's students are the foundation for America's future. The Lint Center for National Security Studies aims to build a better tomorrow from the gournd up. We are looking for individuals willing to share time, resurces, and knowledge to aid in our cause. To find out how you can become mentor, donor, or volunteer for the Lint Center visit our website.
A special thank you to our first inaugural newsletter editor, Jim Tournoux! We hope to see more professional products from Jim.
A hearty thank you goes for our Scholarship Selection Committee Chairman and the wonderful committee members. Those members have reviewed many scholarship applications over the last 3 years. The Chairman has over 35 years in service to the nation and a strong understanding.
The Director of communications, Tim Coleman, has continued work to strengthen the Public Relations and donor communication. We have some of the greatest and most experienced mentors in a unique niche of the job market, who have been ready and flexible in dealing with mentees.
Lastly, we have to appreciate the fantastic donors who have pushed the Lint Center to providing new scholarships and new opportunities.
This will be a new way to communicate with scholars, mentors and donors. Sign up takes active action on your part. We are not going to sign up and spam our public.
The mission of the Lint Center for National Security Studies is to foster and further the educational development and opportunities for the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence and National Security Workers. The Center focuses on empowering individuals, enhancing the study of national security issues, and enabling emerging leaders to be mentored by established current-and-former industry experts.
The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a private 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. There are NO paid employees at Lint Center.