PRESCOTT, Ariz., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In memory of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University graduate Glen Doherty, the Prescott, Ariz., Campus will dedicate the home of the nation's first College of Security & Intelligence in his honor during a special ceremony Thursday, April 10 on campus from noon to 1:30 p.m.
To be named the Glen A. Doherty Center for Security & Intelligence Studies, the college pays homage to the former Prescott Campus student.
Doherty went on to become a highly decorated U.S. Navy SEAL, serving multiple combat deployments and co-authoring the book The 21st Century Sniper. He was also an accomplished pilot. Along with three others, security specialist Doherty was killed Sept. 11, 2012, in an armed assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
Guest speaker will be Maury Gralnek, President of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) of Arizona.
"We are proudly naming this new facility for Glen to honor his sacrifice and to emphasize the urgent and growing need for highly skilled professionals in risk assessment, counterterrorism, cybersecurity, forensics, and global security and intelligence," said Dr. Philip Jones, dean of College of Security & Intelligence.
Glen Doherty's brother, Greg Doherty, will be a special guest at the ceremony.
Open to the public, events include: Air Force and Army ROTC Color Guard, national anthem by Highland Bagpiper Denise Robinson, invocation, welcome from Prescott Campus Chancellor Dr. Frank Ayers, recognition by Dean of the College of Security & Intelligence Dr. Phil Jones, guest speaker Maury Gralnek, unveiling of the building sign, tours of the center and a reception.
About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world's largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 60 baccalaureate, master's and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business and Engineering. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., and through the Worldwide Campus with more than 150 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.embryriddle.edu, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and www.facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.
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