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Dr. Thomas Swenson, PhD
Federal Emergency Management Agency
St. John's University Chapter
Membership in the Order of the Sword and Shield National Honor Society will immediately set you apart from your peers. I can tell you first hand, after being inducted into the Honor Society in 2012, many doors have opened. When applying to Graduate school at Boston University, the Dean commented to me, "You have a homeland security degree and you are a member of a homeland security honor society?" Needless to say, 3 weeks later, I received my acceptance letter.
Still not convinced... If you are still unsure, we could place you in contact with some of our recent inductees (student or professional) so that you can find out first hand what we are all about.
Distinctive Benefits for your Students and Certified Membership:
Exclusive Benefits for your Institution:
Whether you are a student, young professional, or a seasoned industry veteran, we offer many exciting benefits to our inducted membership!
When your institution partners with the academic and professional honor society dedicated exclusively to the entire Homeland Security Enterprise, your students or certified membership will stand out!
Patrick Ridder, MBCP, MBCI, CHPCP Business Continuity/ Disaster Recovery DIRECTV, Inc.
DRI International Chapter
Public recognition as an outstanding individual in your discipline.
Opportunity to apply for generous Scholarships, Awards, and Grants.
Opportunity to participate in activities which promote your interests.
Opportunity to network with other high-achieving individuals of common interest.
Opportunity to develop key skills in organization/chapter sponsored activities.
Life-long membership in an active organization devoted to enhancing your profession.
Let's face it, having the leading national honor society dedicated to homeland security, intelligence, emergency management, and all protective security disciplines recognize you as an outstanding student or professional says a lot. In today's difficult economy, even outstanding students and professionals could use a little more recognition as added value on their resumes.
So, what's to think about...
In addition, you will receive:
A personalized induction certificate suitable for framing.
An official membership card as evidence of your achievement.
A personalized Letter of Membership (upon request).
Opportunity to purchase and wear academic regalia (cords, stoles, and medals) at your graduation.
Discounts on future Society events and conferences.
I was notified shortly after receiving my Masters Certification in Business Continuity Management that DRII’s Master ranks were now being inducted into the Order of the Sword and Shield. I was pleasantly surprised as I started to research the mission, values and charter of the society. To have earned a place beside such noble professions as Homeland Security and Emergency Management was truly an honor. As an active professional in several circles, I feel I can speak for my fellow planners when I say that we’ve long believed in our purpose and mission. Often times our passion for bringing quality services to our employer is met with a lukewarm reception. Yet, we continue to drive forward a message of awareness, preparation and response that will ultimately enable a much greater sense of self-reliance during unplanned catastrophes. My induction into the Order of the Sword and Shield sends a message that our tenacity will bring about change and our efforts are recognized among other professionals that put the needs of others above their own.
We view our Society as the “gateway” for academic excellence across the entire Homeland Security Enterprise. As an honor society, we want to continue our growth. To date, we are planning to expand our mission into other exciting areas, such as: