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Lint Center for National Security Studies Announces 2010 Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship Winner

Lint Center Awards Scholarship to Linguist and former Army Special Operations Team Alpha Member

Lint Center for National Security Studies Announces 2010 Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship Winner


WASHINGTON, D.C., 10 September 2010 –The Lint Center, a non-profit charity based in Aberdeen, Md., awarded the 2010 Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship to Boris Kogan.  This scholarship is the largest offered by the Center to date and aims to support undergraduate and post-graduate educational pursuits of scholars interested in Counterintelligence, International Affairs, and National Security Studies.


This scholarship provides $1,500 to the winner to assist with tuition and other educational costs, a mentor from the Lint Center, as well as a one year subscription to STRATFOR.


Boris Kogan served in the United States Army on a Special Operations Team Alpha. He is currently completing his Bachelor's degree in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Washington, Seattle while serving in the Washington Army National Guard.

“Boris Kogan has demonstrated a clear commitment to the defense of our nation and his essay on counterinsurgencies comes from a perspective of an experienced individual, with on the ground knowledge who can speak to needed operational and strategic reforms when addressing insurgencies,” said James Lint, Chairman and CEO of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “The Center was impressed by his military service in the US Army and as a member of a Special Operations Team Alpha during Operation Iraqi Freedom. We are pleased to support this winner and expect him to continue to excel.”


His winning essay about defeating future insurgencies and the need for America to “adopt a fundamentally new, exponentially more cost-effective way of counterinsurgency” highlights the challenges that lay ahead in the years to come. For more information about Boris K or any other Lint Center scholarship winner, please visit http://www.LintCenter.com/Winners/Summer10.htm.


About the Jim and Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship:

The Jim and Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship is the Center’s most prestigious and largest financial award, providing $1,500 to the winner to support tuition and other educational costs of the winner. This scholarship is offered to help further the education and career development of scholars, especially in the areas of International Affairs, Counterintelligence and National Security.  Workers in these fields and their children are encouraged to apply with the goal of improving national security and global understanding.


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 nationwide, their children, and scholars, and to advance the study of national security, cross-cultural studies, and global understanding. Scholarships are awarded semi-annually, in January and July. The Center is veteran and minority-operated and managed. For more information, or to donate to support the Center’s scholarship fund, please visit www.LintCenter.com.



Boris Kogan - US Citizen, born in the Soviet Union, and grew up in NYC. This excellent linguist joined the US Army and served as a member of a Special Operations Team Alpha (SOT-A,) a small SIGINT element, eventually becoming the team leader and completing two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During these deployments, his team participated in collection and numerous operations outside the wire in support of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Arabian Peninsula. (Full Bio)  and National Security Essay  See Press Release


The Chairman of Lint Center stated:

On behalf of the Lint Center for National Security Studies, I am extremely delighted to inform you that the Small Wars Journal published an essay by the 2010 Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship Winner, Boris Kogan on 5 March 2011.

Kogan’s essay entitled, “The Basmachi: Factors Behind the Rise and Fall of an Islamic Insurgency in Central Asia” is available for your review here and I encourage all to review the essay: http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/2011/03/print/the-basmachi-factors-behind-th/ .

Mr. Kogan is the first Lint Center Scholarship recipient to be published in the Small Wars Journal. Needless to say, the Lint Center and the Center’s mentoring team are extremely pleased.

The Lint Center, its team of volunteers, and its mentors wish to congratulate Mr. Kogan on a job well done!





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