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Student Conference on National Affairs

Student Conference on National Affairs (SCONA) is an annual three-day collegiate conference that brings together delegates from all over the nation and the world. Each year SCONA discusses a different topic of national importance, giving delegates the chance to interact with the nation’s highest academic scholars, government officials and well-known public figures.  Delegates also participate in the debate through facilitated roundtables, culminating in a policy paper. A few years ago, the Student Conference on National Affairs (SCONA) was in contact with the RMCC about possibly sending delegates to attend the annual conference in College Station, Texas, at Texas A&M’s ROTP, unfortunately funding was not available in 2016. Thanks to your support funding was provided for SCONA 62 in 2017, where the topic was Homeland Security.

In 2016 SCONA had the pleasure of welcoming the Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, the head of the National Security Administration and CyberCOM, and the Director of Los Alamos Nuclear Research Laboratories. Every year, SCONA hosts delegates from across the country, including West Point, the US Naval Academy, and other prestigious military academies. Students also partake in one of 17 homeland security focused roundtables that culminate in a policy proposal that is then judged and sent to Washington D.C.

2017 will be the first time this event has been funded by the RMC Foundation. With your continued support we can provide the $1800 needed each year to fund this worthwhile event. Contact the RMC Foundation to find out more on how you can help.

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