Since 1950, the Association of the United States Army has worked to support all aspects of national security while advancing the interests of America's Army and the men and women who serve. AUSA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America's Army — Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees and family members. Visit AUSA's website

The Bush School takes a broad view of public service, stressing the opportunities for service at the local, state, regional, national and international levels as well as in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Indeed some of the most important tasks in public service are inventing ways to form cross-sector partnerships serving the common good. The Bush School strives to equip its students to undertake such challenges. Visit The Bush School of Government and Public Service's website

The Henry L. Stimson Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to enhancing international peace and security through a unique combination of rigorous analysis and outreach. The Center is committed to making the world a better place through its work. Its vision is of “a world in which instruments of security cooperation and peace overtake historic tendencies toward conflict and war.” It pursues this vision through work that is intensely practical, nonpartisan, and oriented toward real-world policy makers. Visit The Stimson Center's website

The mission of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF) is to prepare selected military officers and civilians for senior leadership and staff positions by conducting postgraduate, executive-level courses of study and associated research dealing with national security strategy and the resource component of national power, with special emphasis on acquisition and joint logistics and their integration into national security strategy for peace and war. Visit ICAF's website

The National Committee on American Foreign Policy is a nonprofit, independent foreign- policy think tank that strives to identify and articulate American foreign policy interests from a nonpartisan perspective. Its foreign policy interests include preserving and strengthening national security; supporting countries committed to the values and the practice of political, religious and cultural pluralism; encouraging realistic arms-control agreements; and promoting an open and global economy. Visit the NCAFP's website

The National Defense University (NDU) is the premier center for joint professional military education. It is under the direction of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and is located at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. NDU educates military and civilian leaders through teaching, research and outreach in national security strategy, national military strategy and national resource strategy; joint and multinational operations; information strategies, operations and resource management; acquisition; and regional defense and security studies. Visit NDU's website

As the United States Army's only federally funded research and development center for studies and analysis, the RAND Arroyo Center's mission is to conduct objective analytic research on major policy concerns, with an emphasis on mid- to long-term policy issues; help the Army become more effective and efficient; provide short-term assistance on urgent problems; and be a catalyst for needed change. Visit RAND Arroyo's website

The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies - SAIS - of The Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C., is one of the nation's leading graduate schools devoted to the study of international relations. The school is neither a vocational, purely scientific, nor a liberal arts school dedicated to the pursuit of learning for learning's sake. At SAIS, the wisdom of universities, business, and labor merge with the knowledge and expertise of those currently engaged in government, foreign affairs and international economic practice. Visit The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies's website

The Sorrento Group is an international government affairs and public policy consulting firm located in Washington, D.C. They are a provider of information and analysis on international relations, defense and homeland security matters to government and corporate clients. They are an organizer of conferences, seminars and meetings on these issues. Visit The Sorrento Group's website

Established by an act of Congress in 1968, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is our nation's official living memorial to President Woodrow Wilson, a distinguished scholar and a national leader. The Center is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds, engaged in the study of national and world affairs. Visit WWICS' website

The U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) was established in 2003 as an integral component of the Center for Strategic Leadership at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa. The institute's charter and structure are designed to meet the future needs of the U.S. Army and the U.S. military across a broad range of peacekeeping and stability operations. Visit PKSOI's website

The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan federal institution created by Congress to promote the prevention, management, and peaceful resolution of international conflicts. Established in 1984, the Institute meets its congressional mandate through an array of programs, including research grants, fellowships, professional training, education programs from high school through graduate school, conferences and workshops, library services, and publications. Visit USIP's website

Since 1901, the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) has prepared senior military officers and civilians for strategic leadership responsibilities. Today they play a major role in developing dedicated, intelligent and competent men and women who will go on to serve our nation in positions of great responsibility. Visit USAWC's website

Founded in 1802, the United States Military Academy at West Point has accomplished its mission by developing cadets in four critical areas: intellectual, physical, military, and moral-ethical — a four-year process called the "West Point Experience." Specific developmental goals are addressed through several fully coordinated and integrated programs. Visit USMA's website