by: Matthew Potter
November 3, 2009

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Henley-Putnam Faculty Offers Guidance On Careers in Law Enforcement, Intelligence, Counterterrorism, and Protection

(San Jose, CA, November 3, 2009) – As part of a new, exclusive series, former intelligence and federal law enforcement officers who are faculty members of Henley-Putnam University will host free “Insider’s Guide” webinars to discuss education and career opportunities in federal law enforcement, intelligence, terrorism and counterterrorism, and personal protection. The series launches November 12th at 11am PST with the Insider’s Guide to Careers in Federal Law Enforcement webinar, led by Colonel Michael Angley, former U.S. Air Force Special Agent and Public Relations Officer for Henley-Putnam University.

The webinar series presents an opportunity for those interested in Strategic Security careers to benefit from the unique, hands-on experience of Henley-Putnam’s faculty, comprised of former members of the CIA, Secret Service, FBI, and intelligence and federal law enforcement community.

“Our professors are seasoned professionals who are passionate and knowledgeable about their fields and dedicated to preparing professionals to protect and serve this country,” said Dr. Michael Corcoran, Henley-Putnam president and former U.S. Secret Service agent. “The webinars are designed to offer an insider’s perspective on Strategic Security careers that is really only available from those who have experienced them first-hand. It is the entire premise of Henley-Putnam University.”

During the webinar on November 12th, Col. Angley will provide an overview of the law enforcement community; what it means to be a federal agent; a breakdown of agencies and career options within the field; significant changes to law enforcement following the attacks of September 11, 2001; essential qualifications and skills required by each agency; the best educational and degree options available; and benefits and tuition reimbursement available per the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

“The terrorist attacks of 9/11 brought about significant changes to the structure, organization, and responsibilities of the various federal law enforcement agencies,” said Col. Angley. “With this transformation came thousands of new opportunities for demanding and rewarding jobs. I hope my webinar will better acquaint people the overall federal LEO community as well as help them prepare for a career among its ranks.”

An Insider’s Guide to Careers in Law Enforcement will take place on November 12th from 11:00am – 11:45am PST. Those interested in participating in the webinar should register at The webinar is open to the public and completely free of charge.

Upcoming webinars in the series will provide insider’s information on preparing for and entering careers in intelligence, counterterrorism, and personal protection. Registration information will be announced in the coming weeks and available on Henley-Putnam’s Web site at

The webinar series is one of many career resources offered by Henley-Putnam University. The university’s mentoring program assigns degree students with a high-level faculty or an expert mentor to support them in making career decisions. In addition, through its online career portal (, Henley-Putnam helps students research careers, explore university programs, prepare for a job search (i.e., develop resume and cover letter), locate potential employers and gain basic knowledge of the Strategic Security field.

Henley-Putnam is a leading, accredited, online university offering degree programs and certificates in Intelligence Management, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, and the Management of Personal Protection. Additionally, the university offers a doctorate degree in Strategic Security, a multidisciplinary approach to understanding security at the local, national, and global level.

For more information on Henley-Putnam University’s certificate and degree programs, please call admissions at 888.852.8746 or visit


In addition to serving as public relations officer for Henley-Putnam University, Colonel Michael Angley is the award-winning author of the Child Finder Trilogy ( He retired from the Air Force in 2007 following a 25-year career as a Special Agent with the Office of Special Investigations (OSI). Col Angley has an M.A. in National Security Affairs from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, and a B.A. in Criminal Justice and Psychology from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA. He is a former National Defense Fellow and Adjunct Professor of International Relations at Florida International University, Miami, FL, and is an Honor Graduate of the Defense Language Institute’s Korean language program.


Founded in August 2001, Henley-Putnam University is a leading educational institution in the field of Strategic Security. The University offers accredited online Bachelor, Master of Science Degrees in Intelligence Management, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, and the Management of Personal Protection, a Doctoral Degree Program in Strategic Security, and most recently added new Certificate Programs. Henley-Putnam prepares law enforcement, military, intelligence community, and private industry professionals with the network, skills, and insights to advance in their careers and protect the future. Henley-Putnam University, which is committed to building a student and alumni network that will serve its community, is an accredited member of DETC ( and offers 125 courses taught by hands-on faculty members from renowned organizations such as the CIA and FBI. For more information on Henley-Putnam University, call 888.852.8746.

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