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You’re driven to make the world a better place. We’re driven to help you succeed. At American Military University (AMU), you’ll study online with other motivated active-duty military, veterans, and civilian students worldwide who know it takes hard work, courage, and persistence to succeed.

As the #1 provider* of education to the U.S. military, our mission is to provide affordable, flexible, and relevant online education to all those who serve. Learn from the leader and discover how our award-winning, accredited education can help you reach your next level.

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Discover what's going on in our world and yours from our experts in the field.

  1. In Homeland Security

    A Theory about Trump’s Grand Political Strategy

    A Theory about Trump’s Grand Political Strategy Jul 16, 2018

    Though Trump has expressed his desire to be “friends” with Putin, his administration has pushed through additional sanctions and moved U.S. forces closer to the Russian border.

  2. The US Must Create a Space Corps to Remain Dominant over Its Enemies Jul 13, 2018

    Space Corps: "The history of human expansion into unknown regions shows that military capabilities are necessary. Why should outer space be any different?”

  3. The Fish That Is Worth More Than Cocaine To Mexican Cartels Jul 11, 2018

    Everybody knows the profitability of cocaine to Mexican drug cartels, but they are now making up to $250,000 per kilogram of something else—fish bladders.

  1. In Military

    Entrepreneur Series: Funding Our Veteran Heroes with Mark Rockefeller of StreetShares, Inc.

    Entrepreneur Series: Funding Our Veteran Heroes with Mark Rockefeller of StreetShares, Inc. Jul 16, 2018

    Imagine this: You have conceived a solution to a problem that millions of Americans are having. Your education, experience and military background converge to make this the right time to “go loud” with your startup company.

  2. For 15 Years, America’s Secret Nuclear Launch Codes Were “00000000” Jul 12, 2018

    Some say that truth is often stranger than fiction. According to a 2004 memo by Dr. Bruce Blair, a former Minuteman missile launch control officer, the U.S. Strategic Air Command (SAC) once intentionally set the launch codes to a series of eight zeroes.

  3. Treating PTSD in Veterans Successfully Requires Overcoming Misconceptions Jun 28, 2018

    One of the main misconceptions about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is that all returning veterans suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This assumption fails to fully understand the causes of PTSD and further stigmatizes those who serve in the armed forces.

  1. In Cyber Defense

    Global Security Exchange Conference and Expo Scheduled for Las Vegas in September

    Global Security Exchange Conference and Expo Scheduled for Las Vegas in September Jul 16, 2018

    The Global Security Exchange (GSX) conference and expo (formerly the ASIS conference) will be held this year September 23-27 in Las Vegas.  

  2. Fitness App Reveals Locations of Military Personnel and Secret Bases Jul 12, 2018

    A recent investigation by Bellingcat revealed that the Polar fitness app made highly sensitive data publicly available and vulnerable to hackers.

  3. Apple Adds Controversial Security Feature to iPhones Jul 10, 2018

    In the ongoing debate over privacy versus security, Apple has made it clear which side of the fence the company belongs.

  1. EDM Digest

    EDM Friday Briefing: CDC Says Stop Eating Honey Smacks; Cincinnati Launches Smart911 System

    EDM Friday Briefing: CDC Says Stop Eating Honey Smacks; Cincinnati Launches Smart911 System Jul 13, 2018

    Emergency and disaster management briefing for July 13, 2018: The CDC warns consumers to avoid eating Kellogg's Honey Smacks – and other news.

  2. Firefighters Make Progress Extinguishing Two Major California Wildfires Jul 12, 2018

    Fire officials in California are blaming the state’s largest wildfire on an improperly installed electronic livestock fence.

  3. EDM Wednesday Briefing: Thai Cave Rescue Successful; Pet Food Recall Jul 11, 2018

    Emergency and disaster management briefing for July 11, 2018: A historic and dangerous cave rescue saves all 12 boys and their soccer coach in Thailand – and other news.

  1. In Public Safety

    Women Firefighters: Delivering Strength Under Fire

    Women Firefighters: Delivering Strength Under Fire Jul 12, 2018

    Women firefighters are a huge asset to any fire department. Find out how they are proving their strength, leadership and resilience in a traditionally male-dominated profession.

  2. Why Gang Violence Should Be Treated as a Public Health Issue Jul 10, 2018

    Increasing gang violence is not only a criminal justice concern, but also a public health concern. Addressing the problem and keeping communities safe requires a holistic approach and evidence-based strategies.

  3. What to Expect as a New Correctional Officer Jul 5, 2018

    Correctional officers handle dangerous and distressing encounters on a daily basis, and new officers can quickly become overwhelmed. One veteran correctional officer shares how he balanced the highs and lows of the job, including how to manage stress.

  1. Online Learning & Career Tips

    Ghosting: Why Employers Are Experiencing This Behavior from Job Candidates and New Hires

    Ghosting: Why Employers Are Experiencing This Behavior from Job Candidates and New Hires Jul 16, 2018

    The practice of ghosting is driving employers crazy. Companies invest a good deal of time and money in hiring, only to find their top choices disappearing.

  2. Three Ways to Engage Audiences in Conference Presentations Jul 13, 2018

    Three ways to engage audiences in conference presentations are giving of yourself, putting the audience on alert and letting the facts speak for themselves.

  3. Cities Amenable to Public Administration Field Placements for Online Students Jul 12, 2018

    A study shows that partnerships between online universities and cities helps public administration students to be prepared for the public-sector workforce.


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*Number one provider of education to the U.S. military according to 2016 DoD data as reported by Military Times, 2017.