By Robin L. Thompson, DM
Faculty Member, Intelligence Studies Program at American Military University

The many political games and power plays occurring throughout the world on a daily basis are not always as they appear. Members of the intelligence community (IC) must proactively seek out clues and dig deeper to fully comprehend what is really happening behind the scenes.

When I joined the fire service at the age of 21, I had two goals. My first goal was to provide at least 30 years of quality service. My second goal was to pursue training and education opportunities and seek to rise in the ranks within the department.

Interview by J. Mason
Special to

Whether you’re a recent graduate, or you’re jumping into an entirely new workforce, the interview is where you seal the deal with potential employers. Think about when they ask about your education, especially if it’s recent, what should you say about it?