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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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  1. In Homeland Security

    Trump – Putin Summit: Common Issues

    Trump – Putin Summit: Common Issues Jul 20, 2018

    Dr. Stephen Schwalbe offers his commentary and analysis on the recent Helsinki summit featuring Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

  2. The Rising National Debt Could Become a Fiscal Pearl Harbor Jul 19, 2018

    If the U.S. is ever going to tackle its $21 trillion national debt, it must bring in more revenue by empowering small business and entrepreneurs to grow.

  3. Iran’s Regional and Global Strategic Initiatives and Their Impact Jul 19, 2018

    The most effective means for destabilizing the Iranian regime is to support that powerful element of the Iranian people who are pro-Western.

  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 17, 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

    Is Putin’s Soccer Ball Gift to President Trump a Secret Listening Device?

    Is Putin’s Soccer Ball Gift to President Trump a Secret Listening Device? Jul 17, 2018

    As unlikely as it is, it is certainly possible that Putin’s gift to President Trump at the Helsinki Summit could be bugged with a secret listening device.

  2. Where Our Personal Information Goes: The Roles of Big Brother and Little Brother Jul 17, 2018

    People must understand that for everything they enter online and every button they click, Big Brother and Little Brother will always be watching.

  3. 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.

  1. EDM Digest

    Real Shark Attacks Should Not Be Taken Lightly, Despite Hollywood Movies

    Real Shark Attacks Should Not Be Taken Lightly, Despite Hollywood Movies Jul 20, 2018

    Despite the popularity of big shark-related movies and TV's "Shark Week", unprovoked shark attacks are still extremely rare.

  2. Tracking Hurricanes with Technology on the Ground and in the Air Jul 20, 2018

    A look at the advances in technology, early-warning communications systems and flights into the eye of the storm that all help mitigate hurricanes.

  3. How People with Disabilities Can Prepare for an Emergency Evacuation Jul 19, 2018

    Advice from an expert: There are many things wheelchair users and others with disabilities can do to be actively prepared for an emergency.

  1. In Public Safety

    Why Legislation Initiatives Are Needed to Help Ex-Offenders Find Employment

    Why Legislation Initiatives Are Needed to Help Ex-Offenders Find Employment Jul 20, 2018

    To stay out of the criminal justice system, ex-offenders need to find stable employment. Find out how legislation initiatives are a crucial step to helping ex-offenders obtain employment and reduce recidivism.

  2. Four Ways to Prevent Firefighter Fatalities and Reduce Injuries Jul 18, 2018

    Among western industrialized nations, the United States has one of the highest rates of firefighter fatalities and injuries. What are other nations doing differently and how can the U.S. follow suit?

  3. In Post-9/11 World, Military and Police Are Merging in Fight Against Terror Jul 16, 2018

    The strategies and responsibilities of the military and police have always overlapped, but after 9/11 their roles have merged even further. Learn more about this merged approach and how it is affecting American communities.

  1. Online Learning & Career Tips

    What to Expect During a Managerial Analysis Course

    What to Expect During a Managerial Analysis Course Jul 18, 2018

    Managerial Analysis (BUSN602) provides an overview of financial and economic concepts that are important to business managers.

  2. Six Ways to Improve Interactions with Your Manager Jul 18, 2018

    It can be a struggle sometimes to be the type of employee your manager wants to you to be. But it’s not impossible, either, with some thought and work.

  3. 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.


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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.