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Security Infiltrates College Classrooms....(the new youth army ?)

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posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 11:36 PM
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Security Infiltrates College Classrooms


www.usatoday.com

By Chris Joyner, USA TODAY
"James Davis hopes to get a job with a professional sports team — ideally, the New Orleans Saints — when he graduates next year with a master's degree in sports management from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.
To bolster his job prospects, Davis, 23, has chosen a concentration in sports security management, a new offering at Southern Mississippi and part of a growing number of academic programs around the country with a homeland security bent.
Davis, who is taking classes in emergency preparedness and risk analysis as part of the program, says he believes the extra credential will make him a more marketable candidate when he graduates.
"It has to, with the level of terrorism where it's at," he says.
Security jobs are everywhere
There has been huge growth in the popularity of security-related programs since 2002, when the Department of Homeland Security was created, says David Silverberg, editor of the trade magazine Homeland Security Today. The programs began popping up at community colleges and online-only institutions five or six years ago, and now they are being offered at some of the nation's most prestigious universities."
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[edit on 18-2-2009 by azureskys]




posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 11:36 PM
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Is this the Start of the “new youth army”?
Obama’s “Civilian National Security Force”?
Is Homeland Security creating and offering classes (training), for the Recruitment of the Youth (college students), into a branch of the “Homeland Security” networking?


Remember this, from a Senator Barak H. Obama, speech delivered at the University of Colorado,
on July 2, 2008.

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've gotta have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”


Full speach can be found at: www.freerepublic.com...

www.usatoday.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 09:09 AM
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Why only recruit college students ? Get them while they are even younger
and more impressionable, more pliable for conditioning to kill.

Our young adults and children are being systematically desensitized with virtual violence.
Home vidio games and now this, the "Army Experience Center", located in the Franklin Mills Mall,north of Philadelphia.

The $12 million exhibit, which boasts an impressive array of simulators and video games, is intended to serve as a state-of-the-art educational facility to educate visitors about the many careers, training and educational opportunities available in the Army. Anyone is welcome. While kids under 13 are not allowed to play the games, they can stand behind glass partitions and watch others play, or they can view some of the many free movies offered or enjoy an MRE (Meal, Ready-to-eat).



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 05:33 PM
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I think it's more likely that colleges and universities are realizing that these kinds of programs will sell to prospective students. In a way it's exploiting the insecurity of those trying to enter an increasingly tight job market, people looking for a potentially secure profession, one that is likely to have a growing demand for new employees.

I wonder what the success rate is for placing graduates of these programs. How many jobs are there really in sports security?

Granted, tons of money has been poured into homeland security in recent years, but I'm not sure how many jobs this will translate into.

If I were a student considering such a program, I would look into what kinds of credentials are necessary for a job in these types of security and what kind of educational background is necessary. Otherwise they might be investing in an unnecessary or unneeded course of study.




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