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Three American Military University Alumni Veterans Named Presidential Management Fellowship Finalists for Class of 2017

CHARLES TOWN, W. Va., January 26, 2017American Public University System (APUS) today announced that three American Military University (AMU) alumni, Korey Bowlby, Noal Roos, and Chris Yancey, have been named finalists in the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program class of 2017. Selected from nearly 6,400 applicants nationwide, they bring the total number of APUS alumni so recognized to 38 since 2012.

The 2017 APUS finalists and their degree programs include:

  • Korey Bowlby, Homeland Security, Tucson, Ariz.
    A Medal of Valor awardee and recipient of the Marana, Arizona, Police Department Life Saving Award, he holds both undergraduate and graduate AMU degrees in Homeland Security, and is also currently completing his MBA with LSU Shreveport (LSUS).
  • Noal Roos, Criminal Justice, Pacific, Mo.
    An Army veteran of Iraq, he currently serves as a case manager for the Missouri Department of Corrections and holds a Masters in Criminal Justice from AMU with a concentration in Rehabilitation and Reintegration.
  • Chris Yancey, Security Management, Latrobe, Pa.
    A former Air Force Security Forces officer and Coralville, Iowa, police officer, he received Air Force Commendation and Achievement Medals and is an honors graduate of AMU’s Security Management Program.

"PMF recognition is a testament to the high standards our students set for themselves, both in and out of the classroom. The program aligns with APUS’s ongoing mission to help create tomorrow’s leaders while supporting students’ personal goals of contributing to their global community,” said APUS Provost Dr. Vernon Smith.

Many APUS finalists have secured fellowships at government agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Department of Homeland Security, and each receives mentoring and coaching support through the Department of Career Services.

PMF fellows are offered a two-year leadership development opportunity within the federal government. Established in 1977, the program places fellows in up to 50 agencies across the federal government, providing six-month job rotations, exceptional training opportunities, and access to a cadre of highly-placed government officials. 

For more information about the Presidential Management Fellowship program visit