W.Va. intelligence expert earns Naval
Postgraduate School degree
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A key analyst with the West Virginia
Intelligence Fusion Center has completed a Master of Arts degree at the Naval
Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS).
Minor, a supervisory intelligence analyst, graduated from the 18-month Security
Studies program on Sept. 21. Her coursework included a thesis, “(Un)convinced
to Kill,” for which she collaborated with homeland security officials from
across the nation on current policy, strategy and organizational design
are very proud of Ms. Minor's accomplishment and how well she has represented
the State of West Virginia during her time in the NPS master's program,” Fusion
Center Director Jessica Griffith said. “The W.Va. Fusion Center recognizes the
importance of furthering education and is eager to continue providing a
platform for Ms. Minor to share her knowledge in security studies and help keep
West Virginia safe.”
and the other 28 CHDS students who participated in the graduation ceremony represent
a snapshot of the homeland security profession. They included professionals
from the fields of homeland security, emergency management, education, law
enforcement, fire service, public health, and city and county government.
commend Morgan for her hard work in pursuit of higher education, and her
dedication to the safety and security of West Virginia,” said state Homeland
Security Advisor Jimmy Gianato. “I look forward to working with her in the
West Virginia Intelligence Fusion Center (www.fusioncenter.wv.gov) allows
multiple levels of law enforcement, public safety agencies and private entities
to share resources, expertise and information. This collaborative approach makes
the most of their contributions to prevent, detect, investigate, and respond to
criminal and terrorist activity as well as all other hazards. This approach
also endeavors to protect the rights of citizens and preserve the rights and
integrity of law enforcement and private industry.
has gained a national reputation for her expertise and contributions to this
all-hazards mission. She was promoted to supervisory analyst earlier this year,
and earned her undergraduate degree from Bethany College.
at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., CHDS is the nation’s homeland
security educator. Master’s degree students develop critical thinking,
leadership and policy skills during the rigorous 18-month program. Each
graduate completes a thesis on a current issue facing his or her jurisdiction.
These theses often translate into policy and practice.
sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National
Preparedness Directorate, within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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