PORTSMOUTH, Va., — The Coast Guard signed a memorandum of agreement Thursday with American Military University to support research projects involving maritime homeland security issues.
The MOA serves to connect students majoring in Security and Global Studies programs with Coast Guard subject matter experts and research materials for their capstone projects. The applied academic research in maritime homeland security supports the interest of both institutions to participate in joint research projects of mutual interest under supervision. Project outcomes help to support Coast Guard missions in maritime homeland security.
Under the provisions of the MOA, the Coast Guard will collaborate with the students’ faculty advisor to choose a research topic, provide a description of project outcomes and respond to student inquiries and request for materials.
The Coast Guard’s MOA with institutions of higher learning provides a framework for effective collaboration to share expertise between the academic, federal and military communities to provide a “whole of nation” approach to supporting national security objectives.