SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State University’s chapter of the Order of the Sword and Shield national honor society recently inducted 26 new members during a ceremony at ASU’s Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Security Studies.

The Order of the Sword and Shield is the only academic and professional honor society dedicated exclusively to homeland security, intelligence, emergency management and all protective security disciplines. ASU's chapter was chartered in 2015, and is one of only 57 official academic chapters in the United States, including only five chapters in Texas.

To be eligible for induction, students must be majoring in homeland security, intelligence or other protective security field at an accredited institution of higher education. They must have completed at least 50 percent of the credit hours required for graduation.

Undergraduate students must have at least a 3.25 GPA, and graduate students must have at least a 3.5 GPA. Students are inducted by invitation and only after recommendation by at least two faculty members.

The 2018-19 ASU student inductees, by hometown and major, are:

San Angelo: Lorena De La Cruz, intelligence and analysis; Terrence Fulsom, homeland security; Kyle Rader, intelligence and analysis; Andrew Waggoner, intelligence and analysis; Katherine Wankowski, homeland security; and Martin Zapata, intelligence and analysis

Armed Forces Pacific: Jayna Dodd, intelligence and analysis

Brady: Kelli Tally Raneiri, criminal justice

Chesapeake, Va.: Robert Rock-Klotz, intelligence and analysis

Colorado Spring, Colo.: Jeffrey Campbell, intelligence and analysis

Corpus Christi: Chase Ryan Kelley, homeland security

Gatesville: Nathan Houston, intelligence and analysis

Goldthwaite: Naomi Gomez, criminal justice

Great Falls, Mont.: Lawrence Rajab, intelligence and analysis

Harker Heights: Sharnae Rabon, homeland security

Holloman AFB, N.M.: Rebecca Matthews, intelligence and analysis

Houston: Augustine San Miguel Arellano, homeland security

Hurst: Michaela Benton, intelligence and analysis

Lamesa: James Tidwell II, intelligence and analysis

Manlius, N.Y.: Sonja Hale, criminal justice

McAllen: Hope LaFreniere, global security studies

Pearl City, Hawaii: Shayne Matsuda, intelligence and analysis

San Antonio: Andrew Galvan, homeland security

Seguin: Antonio Zavala, homeland security

Toms River, N.J.: Patrick Byrne Jr., intelligence and analysis

Zephyrhills, Fla.: Christina Combs, intelligence and analysis

Headquartered at St. John’s University in New York, the Order of the Sword and Shield was formed in 2010 and is also known as Omicron Sigma Sigma. The ASU chapter president is Brett Lane of San Angelo. The faculty advisor is Dr. Eduardo Martinez, instructor of intelligence and analysis