During a Changing of the Guard ceremony earlier this year, Major Gen. Keith Waddell officially relinquished command of the Louisiana National Guard to Brigadier Gen. Thomas Friloux during the March 10 ceremony attended by Gov. Jeff Landry and other elected officials, military brass, family, and friends.


Three years after graduating from the CHDS Master's Program, Ltn. Christopher Bagby now serves with two major national policing organizations and credits CHDS for enabling him to have an influence on the direction of policing and reform in our nation at such a critical time in history.


Major Dillon Mathies is ready to recruit more members: not just as a Recruiting Company Commander for the Louisiana National Guard (LANG), but also for the CHDS Emergence Program. He hopes that by sharing his experience and implementing his Change Initiative, more members of his organization will become interested in the program.


Seven years after Center for Homeland Defense and Security alum D. Jeremy DeMar published his groundbreaking thesis on the impact of Incident Related Imagery on emergency communications, his research remains relevant and is starting to gain national traction.

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