Scott Crouch

Saving the Dying Agency: The Value of Transformational Leadership in EMS

By Dr. Shana Nicholson and Scott Crouch

Maintaining strong leadership within Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has always been a challenge, particularly for agencies in rural areas that depended heavily on volunteers. Today those leadership challenges have shifted, as the need for continual care coverage rises and paid crews are increasingly necessary.

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War’s Changing Role as a Political Instrument in U.S. Foreign Policy

By John Ubaldi, alumnus of American Military University

As the U.S. contemplates a political and military strategy in confronting the threat posed by ISIS, we have another example of war as a first option in U.S. foreign policy. The ability to wage war is an important element of U.S.

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Human Trafficking and the Lack of Sufficient Data

By Elizabeth Cook, faculty member, International Relations at American Public University

An estimated 27 million people are currently enslaved around the world in either the forced labor or sex trade (Bales, 2012). This is a truly disturbing statistic that fosters discourse about why it is wrong and must be stopped.

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Did you Know that PREA Compliance Now Comes with an Easy Button?

Did you Know that PREA Compliance Now Comes with an Easy Button?

By Robert Stallworth, American Military University

Recently, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) released new instruments, unlike a flute or saxophone, to play in the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) band. Although it doesn’t play actual music, the new tools could be music to some people’s ears as their department strives for compliance.

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We Must Act Now to Thwart ISIS and Protect the Homeland

We Must Act Now to Thwart ISIS and Protect the Homeland

By Dr. Robert “Smitty” Smith, faculty at American Military University

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a major threat to the U.S. homeland. Our current response is to build a coalition. Vice President Biden stated: “We will follow them to the gates of hell.” Yet, Secretary of State John Kerry, has said that we will put no boots on the ground.

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Educate the Public about Keeping Pets Safe During Disasters

By Dr. Shana Nicholson, faculty member, Emergency and Disaster Management at American Military University

Many people consider their pets members of their immediate family. However, when it comes to disaster planning, very few families take the time to consider what will happen to pets if residents need to leave their home during a disaster.

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Shayne Leitch

Does Your Agency Need SWAT? Considerations for Police Administrators

By Shayne P. Leitch, graduate of American Military University

School shootings, random acts of mass violence, and the drug trade have created a necessity for even small police agencies to develop, organize, train, and deploy specialized teams of officers. What are the requirements, training, and development of SWAT members and what do administrators need to consider before developing such a specialized unit?

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