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First-Ever National Security Leadership Award Presented To Richland Countian

9 Jun , 2018  

The Young Marines National Foundation presented the inaugural National Security Leadership Award on behalf of the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) to Colette S. Prosser of the Richland County Young Marines in Mansfield. Prosser is commander of the unit.

“I could not be more grateful to be the first recipient of this inaugural award,” she said. “Accompanying the award, the Young Marines National Foundation presented my unit a $1,500 check.”

The award was presented at the Young Marines annual Adult Leaders Conference on May 12, in San Antonio, Texas, at which Prosser was also awarded the title “National Adult Volunteer of the Year.”

“We believe the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security is a perfect mission fit for the Young Marines,” said Lieutenant Colonel Mike Kessler, USMC (Ret.), chairman of the Young Marines National Foundation. “Harkening to Daniel Morgan’s mission to educate and prepare future leaders, we, too, aspire to educate and prepare the nation’s next generation of leaders.”

Prosser is deeply devoted to making a positive impact on children’s lives by teaching the three core values of the Young Marines: teamwork, discipline and leadership. To that end, she personally volunteered a total of 2,538 hours during the past fiscal year; 2,227 of those hours were spent in the community service arena, and 311 hours on unit activities.

As the provider of graduate education and research aimed at addressing the nation’s security and intelligence challenges, Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security is fully committed to the values of integrity, commitment, service, innovation and professionalism in teaching and in student services.

In addition, DMGS is offering military families and others up to 40 full-time scholarships for its master’s programs in three distinct fields: national security, intelligence, and managing disruption and violence.

The Richland County Young Marines has 34 members and ten registered adult volunteers. For more information about the unit, call Aaron Herring at 567-241-8431.

About the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security

The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) offers a professional and executive education that is easily tailored to students who wish to pursue a career in national security or those who currently work in the national security community. DMGS’ curriculum offerings also provide needed skills that both intersect with and are applicable to other communities such as the commercial corporate world and law enforcement. DMGS supports the intellectual foundations of American security policy by ensuring our education prioritizes policies and outcomes rather than traditional academic structures. DMGS enables professionals to address the national security challenges of the new century by encouraging them to rethink tradition and assess new forms of policy analysis. For more information visit:

About the Young Marines National Foundation

The mission of the Young Marines National Foundation is to financially support the mission, values, and programs of the Young Marines by the solicitation, preservation, and distribution of gifts, grants, and matching funds from individuals, corporations, and foundations committed to the development of boys and girls into responsible citizens who enjoy and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. For more information visit:

About the Young Marines

The Young Marines is a national non-profit 501c (3) youth education and service program for boys and girls, age eight through the completion of high school. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral and physical development of its members. The program focuses on teaching the values of leadership, teamwork and self-discipline, so its members can live and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.

Since the Young Marines’ humble beginnings in 1959 with one unit and a handful of boys, the organization has grown to 270 units with 9,00 youth and 2,600 adult volunteers in 40 states, the District of Columbia and Okinawa with affiliates in other countries.

For more information, visit the official website at:

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