The University of North Carolina Partnership for National Security is a system-wide effort to support the service member, contribute to the mission, and grow North Carolina's economy.

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About the UNC Partnership for National Security

About the Partnership for National Security

The University of North Carolina Partnership for National Security is a system-wide effort to support the service member, contribute to the mission, and grow North Carolina’s economy by:

Working with North Carolina-based military partners on quality of life and policy issues and addressing science and technology gaps

Providing targeted degree programs, research and technical support, subject matter expertise exchange, relevant pre-deployment education courses, internships and fellowships and on-campus resources and efficiencies designed to support service members and their families

Collaborating with partners across the state to advance the goals of the Partnership


Partnership Staff

Kimrey Rhinehardt

Vice President for Federal Relations
UNC General Administration

Areas of Responsibility

  • Lead staff member on military and federal issues
  • Military Affairs Council
  • Partnership Development
  • Resource Development
  • Principal Investigator-ARO Grant

Kathie Sidner

Defense Applications Engineer
UNC General Administration

Areas of Responsibility

  • Defense Applications Group
  • Industry Partner Development
  • Defense, National Security, Intelligence Research Issues
  • Research Internship Opportunities

Ann Marie Beall

Director of Military Education
UNC GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

Areas of Responsibility

  • UNC SERVES
  • Military Education
  • DoD Tuition Assistance
  • GI Bill and DoD Tuition Assistance

Bradley R. Ballou

Director of Federal Relations
UNC GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

Areas of Responsibility

  • Liaison to Veteran Service Organizations
  • Liaison to Congressional Staff
  • DoD, VA Policy and Funding