Order of the Sword & Shield is the largest and most respected national honor society
representing homeland security, emergency management, and related disciplines.
The core values of the society are excellence, knowledge, ethics, and peace.
The society’s motto is ex scientia pax which means "out of knowledge comes peace."
As an association which represents homeland security, intelligence, and protective
security academic disciplines, this has special meaning. With an ultimate goal of
peace and safety for all, the protective security profession must utilize knowledge
as a primary tool for the accomplishment of this objective. The society recognizes
this commitment and the dedication of those individuals achieving academic and professional