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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

    Mexican Cartel Members Allegedly Beheaded Special Needs Child in Alabama

    Mexican Cartel Members Allegedly Beheaded Special Needs Child in Alabama Jul 17, 2018

    Cartel killing: A recent beheading of a child witness in Alabama has brought the Mexico drug war once again dangerously close to home.

  2. 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.

  3. 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?”

  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

    Japan to Designate Killer Rainstorms as ‘Extremely Severe’ Disaster

    Japan to Designate Killer Rainstorms as ‘Extremely Severe’ Disaster Jul 17, 2018

    Japan: The recent storms have killed more than 200 people and triggered widespread floods and hundreds of catastrophic landslides.

  2. Baseball: How Extending Safety Nets at Parks Protects Fans from Injury Jul 17, 2018

    A serious injury happens from time to time during a baseball game and not just from foul balls hit into the stands. Extending safety nets is a necessity.

  3. 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.

  1. In Public Safety

    In Post-9/11 World, Military and Police Are Merging in Fight Against Terror

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  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.