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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 find other motivted active-duty military, veterans, and civilian students worldwide who know it takes hard work, courage, and persistence to succeed. Come discover how our award-winning, accredited education can help you reach your next level.

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Roots in the military. Relevant to all.

A Marine Corps officer founded AMU in 1991 to provide military personnel with a portable, relevant, and affordable education. Today our mission extends to those in defense, national security, public safety, and related communities. With more than 400 veterans on our faculty and staff, we have the experience and knowledge to help you navigate your educational path.

University News & Insights

  1. In Homeland Security

    Toronto Police Say Van Driver’s Name Did Not Trigger Terrorism Red Flags

    Toronto Police Say Van Driver’s Name Did Not Trigger Terrorism Red Flags Apr 24, 2018

    Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders stated that it is early to dismiss terrorism as a motive. So far, he said, there was no evidence pointing to terrorism.

  2. Capitalism and Why It Ultimately Outlasts Socialism and Communism Apr 5, 2018

    History clearly demonstrates that while capitalism is not perfect, it has come closer to a baseline happy medium than either socialism or communism.

  3. John Bolton’s Appointment May Unleash Fire and Fury on the Korean Peninsula Mar 30, 2018

    Last year, Bolton declared that the only option left to address the North Korean nuclear threat is “to end the regime in North Korea” by striking first.

  1. In Military

    The Art of Deception and Why Eastern European Soldiers Always Wear Ski Masks

    The Art of Deception and Why Eastern European Soldiers Always Wear Ski Masks Apr 23, 2018

    I recently interviewed five Ukrainian soldiers who are fighting against Russian-backed separatists in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine. During my interview, I jokingly asked one young soldier, who calls himself Myhalych, "Why do Russian and Ukrainian soldiers always wear balaclavas?"

  2. Ukrainian Soldiers Tell of Fighting in Europe’s Forgotten War Apr 13, 2018

    At this very moment, a war rages on in Europe. It is a war with no monuments. No parades. No victories. Only casualties.

  3. Preparing for a Successful Transition to the Civilian Workforce Apr 3, 2018

    Many servicemembers want to know how they can take advantage of their military training to have a successful second career as a veteran. Whether you are considering civilian employment after a four-year enlistment or approaching your 20-year military retirement, there are some important steps you can take to reduce the stress of moving into the civilian workforce.

  1. In Cyber Defense

    The Art of Deception and Why Eastern European Soldiers Always Wear Ski Masks

    The Art of Deception and Why Eastern European Soldiers Always Wear Ski Masks Apr 20, 2018

    I recently interviewed five Ukrainian soldiers who are fighting against Russian-backed separatists in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine. During my interview, I jokingly asked one young soldier, who calls himself Myhalych, “Why do Russian and Ukrainian soldiers always wear balaclavas?”

  2. Ukrainian Soldiers Tell of Fighting in Europe’s Forgotten War Apr 12, 2018

    At this very moment, a war rages on in Europe. It is a war with no monuments. No parades. No victories. Only casualties.

  3. The Future of Security: New Security, Cyber Defense Technologies Will Highlight ISC West Conference Apr 10, 2018

    It's that time of the year when security officials head for the International Security Conference and Exposition, also known as ISC West, in Las Vegas. This year's conference runs from April 10 to April 13.

  1. EDM Digest

    Multiple Injuries Reported after Van Strikes Pedestrians in Toronto

    Multiple Injuries Reported after Van Strikes Pedestrians in Toronto Apr 23, 2018

    A white van plowed through a crowd of pedestrians on a busy street near downtown Toronto, Ontario, on Monday, the Toronto police department reported.

  2. The Conundrum Lawmakers Face When It Comes to Ending Active Shooter Incidents Apr 23, 2018

    Lawmakers are faced with particularly complicated decisions as they work to create policies to end active shooter incidents.

  3. SIREN Act Seeks to Solve EMS Agency Volunteer Problems Apr 23, 2018

    The SIREN Act was one of three important pieces of legislation discussed during the NAEMT EMS on the Hill Day on April 11, 2018.

  1. In Public Safety

    AMU Criminal Justice Student Creates Documentary to Change Police Empathy

    AMU Criminal Justice Student Creates Documentary to Change Police Empathy Apr 23, 2018

    Charm City, a documentary exploring deteriorating relations between citizens and police in Baltimore, recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2018. Learn what inspired an American Military University criminal justice student to get involved in the film's creation.

  2. Political Bias Ruins Intelligence: Four Operational Steps to Mitigate it Apr 20, 2018

    When political bias leaks into the business of intelligence, it can be damaging to the quality of work produced. Intelligence analysts should follow these four steps to identify and minimize bias.

  3. Community Service Provides Many Personal and Professional Benefits Apr 19, 2018

    Are you interested in getting involved with community service? Volunteering has many personal and professional rewards, but more importantly and if approached with some thought, can make a true impact in the lives of others. 

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