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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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Discover what's going on in our world and yours from our experts in the field.

  1. In Homeland Security

    Two Iranians Arrested For Espionage On Israeli And Jewish Facilities

    Two Iranians Arrested For Espionage On Israeli And Jewish Facilities Sep 20, 2018

    Two Iranian-Americans were charged with espionage after they were discovered conducting surveillance on Israeli and Jewish facilities in the United States.

  2. Stabilizing Afghanistan Means Dealing with the Insurgent Sanctuary of Pakistan Sep 19, 2018

    The U.S. must convince Pakistan that peace is in everyone’s interests or the Afghan and Pakistani people will continue to suffer.

  3. September 2018 Terror Threat Snapshot: Homegrown Extremism Rising Sep 18, 2018

    The Terror Threat Snapshot describes the growing number of homegrown terror cases in the U.S. as well as impressive gains in the War on Terror.

  1. In Military

    Professional Networking in the Military Helps You Establish a Civilian Career

    Professional Networking in the Military Helps You Establish a Civilian Career Sep 20, 2018

    Servicemembers can greatly increase their chances of a successful transition to a civilian career by networking.

  2. Vietnam-Era River Patrol Boat Roars Back to Life on Lake Michigan Sep 14, 2018

    Last year, I reported on an Afghanistan veteran in Michigan named Robert Bowyer. He was restoring a Vietnam-era PBR (Patrol Boat, River) through his nonprofit Operation Black Sheep: The John McClurg Foundation for Vietnam Veterans.

  3. Entrepreneur Series: Former Navy Seal Eli Crane Turns Simple Idea into a Multi-Million Dollar Business Sep 12, 2018

    Today, a company called Bottle Breacher uses authentic decommissioned .50 caliber casings to craft some of the most unique groomsman gifts and corporate promotional products on the market.

  1. In Cyber Defense

    Keeping Up with Mobile Device Cyber Threats Decreases Security Risks to Your Organization

    Keeping Up with Mobile Device Cyber Threats Decreases Security Risks to Your Organization Sep 19, 2018

    Ten years ago, we never thought of our mobile devices as being targeted by hackers. But with our increasing reliance on smartphones and tablet computers, cyber crooks have invaded this technology as well.

  2. Questions You'll Often Be Asked at a Cybersecurity Job Interview Sep 14, 2018

    When you’re called for a phone or in-person interview about a cybersecurity job, you’ll commonly face two types of questions.

  3. European Union Passes New Legislation to Improve Control over Digital Copyrights Sep 12, 2018

    On September 12, the European Union (EU) passed a law that could severely stifle freedom of expression on the Internet.

  1. EDM Digest

    Florence's Wrath Caused a Tornado Outbreak in Richmond, Virginia

    Florence's Wrath Caused a Tornado Outbreak in Richmond, Virginia Sep 21, 2018

    Hurricanes may lose their wind-speed, but they can still remain a serious flooding threat and lead to very dangerous weather conditions like tornadoes.

  2. EDM Friday Briefing: Three Infants Stabbed at Overnight Daycare; Beef Recall Sep 21, 2018

    Emergency and disaster management briefing for September 21, 2018: Three infants are among those stabbed at an overnight daycare center – and more news.

  3. EDM Wednesday Briefing: Hurricane Florence Flooding Impacts Road and Rail Shipments Sep 19, 2018

    EDM Briefing for Sept.19, 2018: Officials in North Carolina warn against the use of GPS apps to navigate road closures in the state – and other news.

  1. In Public Safety

    The Importance of Soft Skills for Criminal Justice Professionals

    The Importance of Soft Skills for Criminal Justice Professionals Sep 21, 2018

    Soft skills, such as interpersonal communication skills, are central to the work of officers, yet they are so often overlooked. Learn why all criminal justice professionals should consider how soft skills can be honed and applied on the job.

  2. Changing Offender Thinking and Behavior Through the Cognitive Community Model Sep 19, 2018

    The Cognitive Community Model is a reentry program that has had great success at the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC). Learn more about the program where offenders live together in a structured and supportive community environment.

  3. 3D-Printed Guns: Regulations and Legal Implications Sep 17, 2018

    National controversy arose over whether designs for 3D-printed guns should be made available online, highlighting the need for clear, effective gun laws. Learn more about the issue and why uniform regulation needs to be prioritized.

  1. Online Learning & Career Tips

    Choosing a Major Requires Self-Examination and Research

    Choosing a Major Requires Self-Examination and Research Sep 21, 2018

    Choosing a major in college isn’t always an easy decision. You may even change your degree program during your time at the university.

  2. Getting the Right Training and Experience for an EDM Career Sep 20, 2018

    Develop other competencies through training and experience and consider earning professional certifications in order to be a well-rounded EDM applicant.

  3. Overcoming Academic Challenges When You're an Online Student Sep 18, 2018

    Like most college students, I experienced academic challenges. As a result, I learned several strategies that can help you overcome many common challenges.


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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.