History

Henley-Putnam University was named after Colonel David Henley and General Israel Putnam, two intelligence officers who served under General George Washington in the American Revolutionary War. Each officer personified a different approach to espionage: Henley specialized in organizing and analyzing streams of raw data, while Putnam focused on actively using agents, debriefing deserters, and interrogating prisoners to acquire intelligence.

Since its incorporation in August 2001, Henley-Putnam University has combined analytical and practical education in its rigorous and highly focused online security program.

Taught by Active Professionals in Intelligence, Security, and Counterterrorism

The founders of Henley-Putnam have extensive backgrounds in strategic security, including the intelligence, counterterrorism, and protection communities. Faculty members and experts have an average of over 22 years of field operational experience and have served in senior positions in all branches of the military, private sector organizations, as well as these areas:

  • CIA
  • FBI
  • Homeland Security
  • U.S Secret Service
  • DIA
  • ODNI
  • NSA

Exclusively Focused on Strategic Security

Previously called California University of Protection and Intelligence Management, Henley-Putnam University is exclusively focused on strategic security: protection, intelligence, security, and counterterrorism.

Henley-Putnam is also the first university to get regulatory approval for its doctorate program in strategic security.

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You’ll be taught by high ranking experts who share real-world knowledge of field operations, as well as the most current tactical insights. Your instructors are also committed to providing the type of guidance and accessibility not found in the traditional classroom.
By advancing the understanding and skills of security professionals, we’re helping to shape a safer world.