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Chapter Spotlight

Congratulations to recent Inductee Sergeant First Class James Fergurgur of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Chapter.  SFC Fergurgur (pictured with his family) is a member of the inaugural class inducted at UAF, part of the Homeland Security & Emergency Management Program at the University.

Chapters Unite to Teach Young Children About Safety

Society Newsletter Makes Debut

Professional Applicants

If you meet our qualifications, we invite you to apply for induction here.   

The Academic and Professional Honor Society for Homeland Security, Intelligence, Emergency Management, and all Protective Security Disciplines.

 Order of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society

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Calling All Student Leaders...

Chapter Honoring a Fallen Hero

New Member Spotlight

New Volunteer Leadership Position Created...

Executive National Director Jeffery P. Grossmann, JD is pleased to announce that DJ Phalen, M.A. of Columbia Southern University has assumed the new volunteer leadership position of Director of Chapter Engagement.  In his new role, DJ will be responsible for leading the efforts of the National Office in the oversight of all chapter operations.  "DJ has lead the Columbia Southern Chapter for several years now", stated Director Grossmann.  "He has done a tremendous job for that chapter, one of our best run chapters, and we believe that he will provide the same level of direction, enthusiasm, and creativity in leading all of our chapters".  

Chapter Applications

If your school/program is interested in becoming a charter member, we invite you to apply here.   

We are very happy to present the second issue of Primoris Factum, the official newsletter of the Order of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society. Here you will find all the news, events, and happenings of the Society, industry, and the world as they relate to our academic and professional interests.  If you are interested in contributing to this newsletter, please contact the National Office for more information.  Get your issue of Primoris Factum here.

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Chapter Visits Newly Opened 9/11 Museum in NYC

Members of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Chapter of the Society will be planting a tree in honor of the memory of fallen police officer Ashley Guindon, an alumna of ERAU. Officer Guindon was killed on February 27, 2016, one day after being sworn into law enforcement. This memorial will join a scholarship created by ERAU in the name of Officer Guindon, which will be awarded to a sophomore or junior pursuing a degree in homeland security or global conflict studies. 

St. John's University, Adelphi University, and the National Chapter in Action...

Chapter Spotlight

Recently, several chapters united to participate in the latest community event geared towards young elementary school children. Members of the St. John’s University, Adelphi University, and the National Chapter held a “safety and emergency” day event at the St. William the Abbot Elementary School in Seaford, NY. “Presenting safety and emergency information to 1-3 grade students was an amazing experience” said Rosemary Hartofilis, an Ambassador of the Society and current graduate student at St. John’s University. Rosemary added, “The team worked really hard in preparing for this event”. Fellow graduate student and Ambassador Willy Gomez added, “The kids were fantastic, they were really into the discussion and understood the importance of the topics”. Joining Rosemary and Willy were Society Intern Patrick Knab, and inducted members Samuel Geffen, Felicia Jaffe-Alleyne, and Raymond Hughes.

Members of the St. John’s University Chapter represented the Order of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society at the 9/11 Tribute Center and Memorial Museum in New York City recently. After a moving and informative tour of the 9/11 Tribute Center, members received a special presentation from one of the survivors of the 9/11 attacks.  After this special presentation, members of the Society visited the newly established 9/11 Memorial Museum, adjacent to the memorial fountains.

The Order of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society - Omicron, Sigma, Sigma, is committed to helping local communities prepare for safety and emergency situations, and sponsors/supports informational events throughout the year.

2018 Induction Ceremony, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Student Applicants

If you meet our qualifications, we invite you to apply for induction here.   

A memorial service to honor graduate Ashley Guindon at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. 

Exceptional Student Members Wanted for National Student Leadership Council (NSLC). 


Order of the Sword and Shield National Honor Society is looking to establish a National Student Leadership Council.  This Council will be comprised of a Student President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer and will offer student prospective to the mission and strategic priorities of the Society and conduct other important duties associated with said offices.  These positions are open to all “continuing” undergraduate and graduate students who have been or will be inducted into the Society this academic year. Terms of office shall be for one academic year beginning Spring 2019.  Students must have academic eligibility remaining at the beginning of their term and be registered at their respective schools. 

All interested students should submit a resume and cover letter (stating why they want to serve the Society and what position(s) they are best suited for) to our email address jgrossmann@ossnhs.com.

Successful candidates will be chosen by members of our Board of Advisors.  Deadline to apply is February 15, 2019.  Good luck to all.