American Military University Continues Support of CyberPatriot

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ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ARLINGTON, Va – The Air Force Association’s (AFA) CyberPatriot program announced today that American Military University (AMU) is continuing its support of the National Youth Cyber Education Program.

AMU, part of accredited American Public University System (APUS), is the number-one provider of higher education to the US armed forces, offering 200+ career-relevant degree and certificate programs that help prepare students for leadership roles both within the military and for transition to post-military careers. Founded in 1991 to educate those who serve, AMU today caters to adult learners in both the military and public service communities who share a common motivation for continuing their education and preparing to reach their career potential.

"We're again pleased to help support the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot program," said John Aldrich, vice president, military, veterans & educational partnerships, for American Public University System. "We continually assess and refine our cyber offerings with industry experts to help ensure optimum career relevancy, and the AFA program is but another way to help ensure that students are best equipped for STEM career success."American Military University became a Cyber Silver Sponsor in August of 2016. 

"We are extremely grateful for the continued support from American Military University," said CyberPatriot National Commissioner Bernie Skoch. "Support from industry and academia is vital for growing the CyberPatriot program.”

CyberPatriot, the nation's largest and fastest growing youth cyber education program, is AFA's flagship STEM program dedicated to strengthening cyber skills among American youth. The program features the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition for high school and middle school students, AFA CyberCamps, and an Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative.

Other supporters of CyberPatriot include the Northrop Grumman Foundation, CyberPatriot's Presenting Sponsor, as well as Cyber Diamond sponsors AT&T, Boeing, Cisco, Microsoft, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Cyber Gold sponsors Facebook, Riverside Research, Splunk, and Symantec; and Cyber Silver sponsors Air Force STEM, Air Force Reserve, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Leidos, Mastercard, and University of Maryland University College.

About American Public University System

American Public University System, recipient of the Online Learning Consortium's (OLC) Gomory Award for Quality Online Education and five-time recipient of OLC's Effective Practice Award, offers more than 200 online degree and certificate programs through American Military University and American Public University. More than 75,000 alumni worldwide have benefited from APUS's relevant curriculum, affordability and flexibility in pursuing and earning degrees in such areas as business, information technology, and security and global studies. For further information, visit www.apus.edu.

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McKinnon Pearse
Air Force Association
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mpearse@afa.org