Henley-Putnam University Student wins Scholarship from National Military Intelligence Foundation

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Mr. Gerard J. Clifford, Doctorate in Strategic Security student, wins Student Scholarship

His work in the Henley-Putnam doctoral program sets a high standard for practical and applied strategic knowledge, as well as innovation in the security and intelligence fields.

Henley-Putnam University is pleased to announce that Mr. Gerard J. Clifford, Doctorate in Strategic Security student at Henley-Putnam University, is the winner of a scholarship from the National Military Intelligence Foundation (NMIF).

Mr. Gerard J. Clifford, Jr. is an analyst at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and a Graduate Student at Henley Putnam University pursuing a Doctorate in Strategic Security. Mr. Clifford received a Part-Time Student Scholarship valued at $2,000.
“I am so pleased that Mr. Clifford is a recipient of this award,” said Dr. Amy E. DiMaio, Ph.D., C.F.D., Henley-Putnam University Provost, Academics and Dean of General Education. “Gerry is an excellent student and is fully deserving of this recognition. His work in the Henley-Putnam doctoral program sets a high standard for practical and applied strategic knowledge, as well as innovation in the security and intelligence fields. We are very excited to see him honored with this scholarship.”
Dr. Forrest R. Frank, Secretary-Treasurer of the Foundation described this year’s competition:
“To be eligible for an NMIF scholarship, candidates must have completed at least two years of undergraduate study or be enrolled in graduate or professional school and meet the following additional eligibility criteria:

  •     Academic Excellence and Rigor
  •     Course of Study/Major
  •     Demonstrated commitment to a career in the intelligence community
  •     Provide answers to four short essay questions

Dr. Frank continued:
“The competition was open to all interested persons who met these criteria. Prior military experience was not a requirement of the competition, and several of the awardees did not have prior military experience. Fifty-two complete applications were received from 25 accredited colleges and universities. Sixty-two percent of the applications came from graduate students; Nineteen percent came from Seniors and nineteen percent came from Juniors. Thirty-six distinct degree concentrations or majors spanning foreign language, social sciences, law, and humanities were represented. Forty applications were submitted by full time students and 13 applications were submitted by part-time students.”

Founded in August 2001, Henley-Putnam University is a leading educational institution specializing in the field of Strategic Security. The University offers accredited online Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Intelligence Management, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, and Strategic Security and Protection Management; a Doctoral Degree in Strategic Security; and several certificate programs. Henley-Putnam prepares law enforcement, military, intelligence, and private industry professionals with the networks, skills, and insights to advance in their careers and protect the future. Henley-Putnam University, which is committed to building a student and alumni network that will serve its community, is an accredited member of DETC (http://www.detc.org) and offers 125 courses taught by hands-on faculty members from all branches of the military and law enforcement fields, including the FBI, CIA, DoD, DIA, NSA and Secret Service. For more information, visit the Henley-Putnam University website (http://www.Henley-Putnam.edu), e-mail AdmissionsAdvising(at)Henley-Putnam(dot)edu, or call 888.852.8746.

The National Military Intelligence Foundation (NMIF) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charity chartered in 2007 to promote awareness, education, training, and public understanding of the Intelligence Community and to recognize outstanding intelligence community member contributions to U.S. national security. The next NMIF event is the Annual Intelligence Community Awards Banquet scheduled for May 19, 2013. For information about the Foundation or sponsorships of the Awards Banquet, please contact Dr. Forrest R. Frank, Secretary-Treasurer, NMIF at ffrank54(at)comcast(dot)net or 703-578-2841.

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