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Take charge of your education.

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

    Democrats Embrace Socialism: Is This a Winning Formula?

    Democrats Embrace Socialism: Is This a Winning Formula? Aug 9, 2018

    After each election, the losing party typically recalibrates its position and adjusts its message accordingly. However, U.S. history is littered with instances when the losing political party failed to understand why it lost and then embarked on the wrong course, often with disastrous results.

  2. Latest Terror Threat Snapshot: More ISIS-Linked Plots in USA Aug 6, 2018

    The Terror Threat Snapshot this month states that there were 157 homegrown terror plots in the United States – in 30 different states – since 2013.

  3. Republican Effort to Impeach Rosenstein Would Set a Low Bar Aug 3, 2018

    Even with both chambers of Congress in Republican hands, it is unlikely that the House of Representatives would vote to impeach Rosenstein.

  1. In Military

    Important Financial Concepts that Servicemembers and Their Families Should Know

    Important Financial Concepts that Servicemembers and Their Families Should Know Aug 9, 2018

    Servicemembers typically receive a great deal of classroom and field training to help them gain the skills necessary to serve in their military occupational specialty.

  2. US Reactivates Second Fleet to Counter Growing Chinese, Russian Activity in the Atlantic Aug 8, 2018

    Chinese military vessels are now operating in the Northern Atlantic Ocean, the U.S. Navy’s top admiral told the Voice of America in a recent exclusive interview.

  3. Entrepreneur Series: A Marine Veteran Redefines Customer Service with American-Made Clothing Aug 2, 2018

    Ecommerce is booming. By 2021, global ecommerce sales will reach $4.5 trillion, a staggering threefold increase from 2014.

  1. In Cyber Defense

    DEF CON 26: First Day Review and Voting Machine Hacking

    DEF CON 26: First Day Review and Voting Machine Hacking Aug 13, 2018

    The first day of DEF CON 26 featured a keynote speech by founder Jeff Moss and the challenge of hacking state voting machines.

  2. New Firmware Bugs Discovered on Phones Used by All Major Carriers Aug 13, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced on Tuesday that mobile devices used by AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and similar carriers contain serious

  3. Retired Special Agent Jim Christy Speaks at BSides Las Vegas Conference Aug 9, 2018

    Retired Special Agent Jim Christy spoke during the BSides Las Vegas conference. He put together a task force to solve the D.B. Cooper skyjacking case.

  1. EDM Digest

    EDM Friday Briefing: Holy Fire Prompts Mandatory Evacuations of Thousands in California

    EDM Friday Briefing: Holy Fire Prompts Mandatory Evacuations of Thousands in California Aug 10, 2018

    The Holy Fire in Southern California fire has forced the evacuations of more than 21,000 people; a mass shooting kills four in Canada – and other news.

  2. Las Vegas Active Shooter Incident Shows Need to Improve Identification of Potentially Violent Behavior Aug 9, 2018

    Active Shooters: It's time for all communities to develop standardized guidelines to better identify potentially violent behavior in their population.

  3. The Ellicott City Floods: A Lesson in Community Resiliency Aug 9, 2018

    A great example of community resiliency was shown in Ellicott City, Md., when local residents to helped each other to rebuild after the last flash flood.

  1. In Public Safety

    What is the Value of a Firefighter?

    What is the Value of a Firefighter? Aug 13, 2018

    The value of firefighters is in many ways immeasurable, but do they deserve more compensation than they are getting? Beyond their life-saving duties, firefighters demonstrate their worth by being key figures in their communities.

  2. Differences Between a Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Degree Aug 10, 2018

    There is some overlap between a criminal justice and homeland security degree, so how can a student pick the right one? Here are some resources to help students find the right degree program for their career aspirations.

  3. Addressing Corruption in Corrections Aug 9, 2018

    Watch this short video to learn about the prevalence of corruption in corrections and how to spot employees who are most susceptible.

  1. Online Learning & Career Tips

    Feeling the Heat? How to Stay Motivated in the Online Learning Environment This Summer

    Feeling the Heat? How to Stay Motivated in the Online Learning Environment This Summer Aug 14, 2018

    We recently asked our social media communities to share their tips to stay motivated during the summer. We hope that their answers will inspire you.

  2. Why Learning a Foreign Language Is Beneficial to You and Your Career Aug 14, 2018

    Why should we learn a foreign language? There are four reasons why knowing another language is useful to you and your career.

  3. Who Are the Hidden Teachers in the Computer Age? Aug 13, 2018

    There are now millions of hidden teachers. The hidden teacher concept of 50 years ago is now a way to expose anyone’s ideas for review, comment and use.


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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.