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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

    Who Protects the Constitution If Its Custodians Are Corrupt?

    Who Protects the Constitution If Its Custodians Are Corrupt? Aug 16, 2018

    Opinion: Liberties asserted in the Constitution are for everyone, not just for the people we like. Even those we dislike have the same rights as everyone else.

  2. APUS Grant Provides Human Rights Research in Geneva and Vienna Aug 14, 2018

    APUS doctoral program Professor Dr. Elise Carlson-Rainer reporting from the recent United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.

  3. 3D-Printed Guns: Their Regulation and Legal Implications Aug 13, 2018

    3D-printed guns: An expert looks at the legality of 3D-printed weapons. Do 3D-printed guns actually work, and how will they be regulated?

  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

    US Cybersecurity Conferences That Are Ideal for Networking and Training

    US Cybersecurity Conferences That Are Ideal for Networking and Training Aug 17, 2018

    There are numerous cybersecurity conferences available in the United States, offering both beginning and experienced attendees with the opportunities to learn about various aspects of cybersecurity.

  2. The Best Workplace Cybersecurity Starts with Being Diligent and Raising Cyber Awareness Aug 17, 2018

    Today, almost every career is tied to technology. Teachers use SmartPad tablets in their classrooms, while contractors might whip out a smartphone or tablet to create an estimate on location.

  3. NSA Speaker Rob Joyce Offers Cybersecurity Insights at DEF CON 26 Aug 17, 2018

    Rob Joyce, the Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity Strategy at the National Security Agency (NSA), was an interesting kickoff speaker for DEF CON 26.

  1. EDM Digest

    Mendocino Complex River Fire Now Fully Contained

    Mendocino Complex River Fire Now Fully Contained Aug 16, 2018

    The River Fire, one of two wildfires known as the Mendocino Complex Fire in northern California, is now fully contained.

  2. Utah Firefighter Dies Battling Ranch Fire in Northern California Aug 15, 2018

    The Mendocino Complex Fire in California has claimed its first victim: a Utah firefighter died - succumbing to injuries sustained battling the blaze.

  3. Bridge Collapse in Italy is a Painful Reminder of the Need for Effective Mitigation Strategies Aug 15, 2018

    Italy bridge horror: Structural collapses are one of the many reasons why mitigation strategies are an important component of emergency management.

  1. In Public Safety

    Consequences of the Military Failing to Submit Fingerprints of Convicted Servicemembers

    Consequences of the Military Failing to Submit Fingerprints of Convicted Servicemembers Aug 17, 2018

    Despite streamlining of automated fingerprint systems, many military branches are failing to submit data of convicted servicemembers to the federal government. Learn more about the problem and the consequences to public safety.

  2. How Infants Are Falling Victim to the Opioid Crisis Aug 16, 2018

    Babies born to opioid-dependent mothers often battle dangerous withdrawal symptoms and other medical complications. The opioid crisis shows no sign of slowing down and lawmakers must consider how we can best protect these most vulnerable victims.

  3. Disrupting Gangs with a Community Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence (CIRGV) Aug 15, 2018

    In Ohio, a local community initiative to reduce gun violence (CIRGV) has seen law enforcement, social services, and the community come together. Learn how CIRGV began and how it has greatly reduced gang-related homicides.

  1. Online Learning & Career Tips

    Loyalty Programs: Are They Worth the Effort for Airline Customers?

    Loyalty Programs: Are They Worth the Effort for Airline Customers? Aug 17, 2018

    When evaluating loyalty programs, it is important to look at the big picture because simple airline loyalty will not pay off.

  2. Two Ways Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Have Fought Back against Their Online Competitors Aug 16, 2018

    Traditional retailers use two different strategies to address their online competition: providing expert advice and an omnichannel shopping experience.

  3. Helping Students to Avoid Succumbing to the Temptation of Plagiarism Aug 15, 2018

    Regular communication is vital to avoid a major incident like plagiarism. Give your students the ability to succeed with guidance and training.


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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.