National Defense at Riddle

Brett Petty/OSS President

The Homeland Security Student Association (HSSA) would like to extend a warm welcome to all students in the Class of 2019! The HSSA is excited to kick off another successful year at Embry-Riddle.

We invite students from not only Homeland Security, but all majors and programs on campus to join and participate in our numerous events and activities.

By working closely with The Order of the Sword and Shield (OSS) and other campus partners, we are able to put on events, speaking engagements and training activities dedicated to developing you as a professional in the Homeland Security field. We work on service projects and tributes dedicated to honoring and remembering significant events. We also hold social events to have a fun time while networking with students and professionals. If you have any questions or need assistance, do not hesitate to contact the HSSA President, Thomas Darragh, at or find us on Facebook!

OSS President Brett Petty extends his greeting as well:
Welcome all Freshman! I would like to welcome all of you to campus and a special welcome to the Homeland Security Students. I am representing The Order of the Sword and Shield. We are an Honor Society for Security Studies Student. Anybody can join us as a general member but only Juniors and Seniors can be official members.

We work closely with the Homeland Security Student Association to help support Security Studies students. We do this through hosting a number of events including guest speakers in the profession, internship information sessions and other various activities.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me, Brett Petty, at or 703-507-6295.

HSSA and OSS will be holding their first meeting jointly on Sept. 8 at 5:15 p.m. in COAS 128.12 followed by a social BBQ on Sept. 10.