Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Spotlight on Alumni: Rebeccah Heinrichs

After graduating from AU in 2004 (Political Science), Rebeccah Heinrichs has pursued her passion for defense policy.  She began as Military Legislative Assistant for House Armed Services Committee Member, Trent Franks (AZ-02), and also managed the House of Representatives Missile Defense Caucus.  More recently, she graduated with Highest Distinction from the College of Naval Command and Staff at the U.S. Naval War College where she received the Director’s Award for academic excellence, and is nearing the end of a Masters program in national security strategic studies at the Naval War College.  Rebeccah is now an adjunct scholar at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington, D.C.  She writes op-ed columns and appears on television news shows.  Her latest column, explaining why "Defense spending isn’t the place to skimp", can be read here at the Daily Caller.  You can also see her being interviewed on Fox News about defense spending, as well as about developments in Syria.  For more of her work see her page on the FDD website.

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