On Sunday, May 20th, the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) marked the commencement of our first ever graduating class. Eighteen students, who had earned advanced degrees in national security, intelligence, and information operations, walked across the stage to officially collect their degrees. President Emeritus and recognized specialist in national security law “Spike” Bowman, J.D., LL.M. gave the Commencement Address.  

Founded in 2014, DMGS offers an experience unlike any other in the country. Our programs are specifically tailored to students who wish to pursue a career in national security, offering an immersive experience led by top talent that prepares them for careers in the 21st century U.S. national security community. Our mission is to educate and prepare future leaders to develop actionable solutions to global and domestic security challenges.                                                              

As a new learning institution, DMGS has implemented a distinctive educational experience, which centers on highly specialized teaching, individualized training and career preparation, and a 100% placement rate.

Commencement Details:

  • Sunday, May 20th from 10:00am-12:00pm at The University Club in NW Washington D.C.
"Spike" Bowman

Commencement Speaker

M.E. Spike Bowman, J.D., LL.M., served as the Deputy National Counterintelligence Executive and is retired from the Senior Executive Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he served successively as Deputy General Counsel (National Security Law) Senior Counsel for National Security Law and Director, Intelligence Issues and Policy Group (National Security Branch).