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

Ex Scientia Pax - "Out of Knowledge comes Peace"

1.  Mail your completed application package to the National Office, or


2.  Complete the electronic online submission process.  Please note that this is the most efficient method of submission as our application review process is faster than mailed submissions.

Professional Eligibility and Application for Induction

The Order of the Sword & Shield is open to any professional who has demonstrated significant achievement in a Homeland Security, Intelligence, Emergency Management, or security-related occupation. Some examples of significant achievement include (this is not a complete listing):


  • Obtained Leadership Position
  • Obtained Leadership Rank
  • Professional Society Affiliation
  • Professional Society Distinction
  • Obtained an Advanced Degree
  • Created Organizational Policy
  • Published Articles or Books
  • Industry Award Recipient
  • Court Appointed Expert Witness
  • Committee Participation (Industry)
  • Proven Subject-Matter Expert
  • Guest Speaker or Panel Discussant 
  • Significant Community Service
  • Newspaper, TV, or media interviews
  • Awards and Citations
  • Other


Please note that the above referenced list is intended as a guide and not a set of requirements. Professional Membership will be granted on a case by case basis, taking into consideration all of the applicant’s personal achievements. The applicant’s achievements may include some, none, or all of the aforementioned examples.


The following criteria MUST be satisfied at the time of induction:




















Once qualified, we invite you to apply for professional induction.


There are 2 ways to submit your application for professional induction:











For Mailed Submissions of Professional Applications...


Complete the Professional Application Form and mail it to us along with your personal letter of explanation, professional letter of recommendation, resume or curriculum vitae, and a $50.00 check or money order for the application fee. Once we receive your completed application package, we will begin the application review process which usually takes 3-4 weeks (times may be longer during our busy induction periods). We will notify you if your application is incomplete or ineligible. Status updates cannot be provided due to the volume of applications being reviewed. If you are applying independent of a professional chapter (this means your organization does not have an official chapter with our Society - contact us if you would like to start one), you will be inducted into our National Chapter. If your organization has an official chapter with our Society, you will be inducted into your chapter (check with our list of professional chapters to see if you qualify for organizational induction). Please mail your completed application package to:


Prof. Jeffrey P. Grossmann, JD 
Order of the Sword & Shield 
P.O. Box 972
Coram, NY  11727


For additional information or questions regarding this process, please email us at Info@SecurityHonorSociety.org.



For Electronic Online Submissions of Professional Applications...


Complete the Online Application Form and upload the requested supporting documents. Once you have submitted your completed application package, you must submit electronic payment (a onetime $50 application fee for lifetime membership) in our Online Shop. When we receive your completed application package and payment, we will begin the application review process.  This process usually takes 3-5 weeks for electronic submissions (times may be longer during our busy induction periods).  We will notify you upon initial receipt of your application and if your application is incomplete or ineligible. Status updates cannot be provided due to the volume of applications being reviewed.  If you are applying independent of a professional chapter (this means your organization does not have an official chapter with our Society (contact us if you would like to start one), you will be inducted into our National Chapter. If your organization has an official chapter with our Society, you will be inducted into your chapter (check with our list of professional chapters to see if you qualify for organizational induction).  All electronic application submissions must go to through our website portal. An email confirmation will be sent once we receive your documents and payment.  Please note that you will need to upload a completed Professional Application to complete this process.


For additional information or questions regarding this process, please email us at Info@SecurityHonorSociety.org.


No applicant shall be denied membership because of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.






















 Order of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society

1.   At least 5 years full-time work experience within the Homeland Security, Intelligence, Emergency Management or any Protective Security Sector; and


2.   A proven commitment to the protection of people, information, assets, or the community at large; and


3.   An affirmation to abide by all laws, restrictions, regulations, rules, and requirements of the United States of America and its Constitution; and

 
4.   Submit all required information, supporting documents with references, and appropriate fees.


Your completed application must be accompanied by a check or money order made payable to Order of the Sword & Shield in the amount of $50. You will be notified of your final status. All persons who are accepted will receive an Honor Society Induction Certificate and Membership Card and be entitled to all benefits bestowed upon active student members.

Joining the Order of the Sword & Shield