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Intelligence scholarships available to military veterans

Intelligence scholarships available to military veterans


09 Nov, 2021

A rare opportunity to follow in the footsteps of US Navy veteran Timothy McShane (pictured above) and train free of charge with a top intelligence firm …

Sibylline, a leading intelligence and geopolitical risk firm, is offering 10 full scholarship places to military veterans on its Extended Learning Program, an online course open to veterans from the international NATO and allied community. The course is designed to take a veteran’s knowledge of intelligence, deepen it and extend it to the corporate world, and will introduce students to best practice for intelligence work in the private sector.

Designed by the author of Corporate Security Intelligence and Strategic Decision-Making, and founder of Sibylline, Justin Crump, the course will look at operating models and case studies that will allow students to understand the theory and put it into practice.

Timothy McShane (pictured above), a US Navy veteran who has recently enrolled on the Extended Learning Program, describes why he signed up: ‘As a former US Navy intelligence operator, I knew that intelligence was a career I wanted to continue in the private sector. I was drawn to this course due to Sibylline’s excellent reputation for developing analysts’ skills and their belief in the military veteran’s ability. The course is proving highly valuable to me, for my increased knowledge and for my confidence. I would have no hesitation in recommending the course as a credible stepping-stone for military leavers into the private sector.’

Students will also benefit from mentoring throughout the course from CEO, Justin Crump, a veteran himself, and his highly experienced senior leadership team. Justin, who is currently serving as a British Army Reservist, says ‘Sibylline is committed to building an inclusive workplace, welcoming people of all backgrounds. We currently benefit from the expertise of military veterans across our international network and we appreciate their skill set. It is a pleasure to be able to offer something back to this community. Our course builds on knowledge learned in the military yet hones their skills to allow them to thrive in the corporate sphere to the ultimate benefit of our clients.’

Apply now

Applications are now open and successful candidates will be enrolled in January 2022. To apply for the scholarship, visit the Sibylline website.

About the course

To be eligible for a scholarship, students must have left the military in the last 12 months or have signed off, but still in the military and not working or on an internship with any of our competitors.

The Extended Learning Program combines expert-led seminars, group discussion and casework (all virtual). Our analytical intelligence course will deepen the student’s understanding of topics such as:

  • information verification
  • analytical assessment
  • use cases for corporate intelligence and security
  • best practices for risk management and mitigation
  • managing the intelligence cycle and an intelligence team
  • maximising the impact of intelligence to the business at large.

About Sibylline

Sibylline, founded in 2010, is the leading independent global strategic risk advisory firm, helping hundreds of organisations understand their world through the provision of refined and predictive insight. With subsidiaries in the USA and Singapore, the company currently has 141 staff in 10 countries worldwide.

Since its foundation, Sibylline has expanded through organic growth and two successful acquisitions to become a truly global enterprise. The firm now tracks more than 15,000 risks daily, and provides strategic risk analysis, cyber, monitoring, training and advisory services to hundreds of organisations worldwide. Services include quantitative and qualitative geopolitical analysis, corporate investigations and due diligence, consulting on how to embed intelligence approaches in a client organisation, training of intelligence analysts and managers, and even the supply of fully embedded turn-key intelligence teams operating in-house.

Sibylline’s world-leading Aggregated Strategic Treat Risk Assessment (ASTRA) software quantifies 32 risk factors for 245 countries, select cities and sub-national regions with 10 years of history and trends available. Its World Risk Register (WRR) provides a service of analysis and regular briefings, podcasts and webinars that pertain to regional and global trends.


About Justin Crump, CEO of Sibylline

Justin is a serving Army Reserve Officer, and veteran with operational deployments in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan. With degrees from the University of Durham and King’s College London, he was initially a corporate finance analyst at an investment bank before being called up for military service after 9/11. This started a security-focused career that led to founding Sibylline. A keen pilot, he currently serves as an aviation warfare specialist in Joint Helicopter Command. He is also President of the Association of International Risk Intelligence Professionals (AIRIP) and mentors the next generation of military professionals starting in business through Heropreneurs. His 2015 book, Corporate Security Intelligence and Strategic Decision-Making, became an Amazon best-seller in management science and continues to be regarded as the main work focused on this emerging field.

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