The Lint Center’s Virtual Archive for National Security’s mission is to be the platform for future National Security leaders to be educated and inspired by being able to read the stories of their predecessors.  As Marcus Garvey said, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”  LC-VANS’ goal is to provide that base of knowledge for everyone, allowing the world to peer into the life of a National Security professional.