Experts bring to the table skills that balance on years of experience, but also face the daunting task of keeping up with new generations, new technologies, and a rapidly changing environment. Students bring to the table fresh ideas that intercorrelate with revolutionary technologies, a fast-paced lifestyle, and social experiences in a global environment.
I have an Associates Degree in Graphic Design, and am now majoring in National Security and Intelligence, and Political-Science, and minoring in Criminal Justice at Fairmont State University. I have experience in research and analysis, and some experience with Human Intelligence (HUMINT), Social Media Intelligence (SOCMINT), Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT), and Image Intelligence (IMINT)–mostly through classes I have taken, but also through my own projects. My research papers have included the Skripal spy poisoning, the layout of the Dawa party, and ideas on how to improve security in the D.C. area (specifically the White House, WMATA Metro System, and the BWI Airport). National Security and homeland defense are critical aspects that often need to be reviewed and corrected in the face of evolving threats.
My education has covered broad spectrums–from art and foreign languages, to psychology and sociology, to security and international relations. Some of the classes I have taken over the past 12 years include Intelligence Research, Propaganda and Politics, Defense Intelligence, National Security Law, Russian Intelligence, Homeland Security, and International Law. I will be graduating in December 2018, and will be merging into the Intelligence Community. Even as I learn and grow as a student now and a some-day member of the IC, I hope this blog gives you a new perspective on world events and politics–from the student point of view.
America needs a new generation of leaders to address the big issues facing the country: alleviating the middle class squeeze and promoting economic opportunity, confronting the significant national security challenges threatening the safety of our people, and reforming the culture of Washington, D.C. — Ron DeSantis