Research Interest/Expertise: Airpower, Space, Cyber, Technology, Theory, Strategy, and the Philosophy of War.
is a second-year resident SDE student and the Deputy Chair of the Department of Airpower at the United States Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College. A career Mobility and Trainer pilot, he has worked at the squadron, group, wing, NAF and Air Staff levels with extensive time in strategic airlift as a C-5A/B/C Instructor Pilot and in Undergraduate Pilot Training as a T-6A Instructor and Evaluator Pilot. Additionally, he has served as Senior Duty Officer for both Wing and Air Force-level Command Posts, been an Air Force Chief of Staff Operations briefer, and a HAF Operations Division Chief. He has deployed to HQ USAFCENT as a Global Force Management planner, and Al Udeid AB, Qatar as a Wing plans officers. Prior to his tenure at Air Command and Staff College, he was the Commander of the 85th Flying Training Squadron, Laughlin AFB, TX. He was a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Command and Staff College in 2014. Additionally, he is a 2002 graduate of the US Air Force Academy (B.S., Mechanical Engineering), and received a Master's in Business Administration in 2010.
Dr. Jordan R. Hayworth is an Assistant Professor of Military and Security Studies in the Department of Airpower at the Air Command and Staff College. He teaches the Airpower I and Airpower II courses for the Department of Airpower and is the Course Director for Airpower I. Hayworth received his B.A. in History from High Point University in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in European History from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, where he studied under Dr. Michael V. Leggiere as a Student Fellow of the Military History Center. Dr. Hayworth's article, "Evolution or Revolution on the Battlefield? The Sambre and Meuse Army in 1794," was published by War in History in 2014. He recently authored a book chapter on the French Way of War for an edited volume on Napoleon and the Operational Art of War published by Brill. His doctoral dissertation won the 2016 Edward M. Coffman First Manuscript Prize through the Society for Military History. His first book, Revolutionary France’s War on Conquest in the Rhineland: Conquering the Natural Frontier, 1792-1797 was published by Cambridge University Press in spring 2019. Currently, he is writing a new history of the 1794 Campaign during the French Revolutionary Wars.
Research Interest/Expertise: Early Modern and Modern Military History, French History, Modern European History, Political and Diplomatic History.
Research Interest/Expertise: Cold War History, Nuclear Deterrence, Civil-Military Relations, and US National Security
Major Katherine E. Harmon is an Air University Fellow and Instructor in the Department of Airpower at the United States Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College (ACSC). Maj Harmon graduated from the ACSC In-Residence program in June 2020. Maj Harmon received her commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 2008. She is an aircraft maintenance officer with experience in ACC, AFOTEC, and AMC on multiple of aircraft and in a variety of leadership positions. Prior to ACSC, Maj Harmon was the Operations Officer of the 440th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron in Kabul, Afghanistan advising the Kabul Wing Afghan Maintenance Group. She has deployed four times in support of Operations Deep Freeze, Enduring Freedom, Freedom Sentinel, Inherent Resolve, and Resolute Support. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Humanities from the United States Air Force Academy, a Master of Business Administration in International Relations from Southern New Hampshire University, and a Master of Science in Military Operational Art and Science from Air Universit
Research Interest/Expertise: Military Culture; Combat Motivation and Morale in modern Warfare; the First World War; Cultural History of Flight; Grand Strategy and Strategic Culture
Dr. Heather P. Venable is an Assistant Professor of Military and Security Studies in the Department of Airpower at the United States Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College. She currently teaches Airpower One and Airpower Two and an elective on the historical experience of combat. She also has co-taught an elective on Close Air Support and has served as the Airpower Two course director. She previously was an Instructor for the Air Command and Staff College’s eSchool of Graduate Professional Military Education where she oversaw the writing of proposals and master’s theses and taught Applied Warfare Studies courses at the Joint Professional Military Education I level. As a visiting professor at the US Naval Academy, she taught naval and Marine Corps history. She graduated with a B.A. in History from Texas A&M University and a M.A. in American History from the University of Hawai’i. She received her PhD in military history from Duke University. She also has attended the Space Operations Course as well as the Joint Firepower Course. Her forthcoming book from Naval Institute Press is entitled How the Few Became the Proud: The Making of the Marine Corps’ Mythos, 1974-1918. Previous work to be published includes “‘There’s Nothing that a Marine Can’t Do’: Publicity and the Marine Corps, 1905-1917” in New Interpretations in Naval History: Selected Papers from the Sixteenth Naval History Symposium and “The China Marines and the Crucible of the Warrior Mythos, 1900-1941” in Crucibles: Selected Readings in U.S. Marine Corps History. She has also contributed articles about airpower and the current Air Force to several online publications, including War on the Rocks.
Research Interest/Expertise: Her research interests include intersections between strategy and military culture, airpower theory and history, combat motivation, and creativity.
Dr. Michael E. Weaver, is an Associate Professor of History in the Department of Airpower at the United States Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College. He specializes in the history of war and warfare and is the author of Guard Wars: The 28th Infantry Division in World War II (Indiana University Press, 2010), as well as six articles. His most recent have been published in The Journal of Aeronautical History and Diplomatic History. Weaver’s second book, National Policy and Air Power Effectiveness during the Vietnam War, is under review for publication. Weaver’s skills include leading small group discussions, academic lecturing, research, and writing. His book reviews have appeared in The Journal of Military History, and H-War, among others. Prof. Weaver has taught courses on U.S. history, war & society, American military history, the Vietnam War, World War II, African-American history, international security, and air power. He received his doctorate from Temple University in 2002 having worked with Russell Weigley and Richard Immerman. Weaver also studied under William Leary, John Morrow, Jr., and Eugene Genovese at the University of Georgia.
Research Interest/Expertise: Cold War, History of the Vietnam War, U.S. Military History, Aviation History, World War II, Force & Diplomacy, History of the United States.
Major Matthew Hawkins is an Air University Instructor in the Department of Airpower at the United States Air Force's Air Command and Staff College (ACSC). Maj Hawkins graduated from the ACSC In-Residence program in June 2020. Prior to ACSC, Maj Hawkins was the Program Manager for Special Communications at United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Special Operations Forces Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (SOF AT&L) at MacDill AFB, FL. He has previously served in various Engineering, Program Management, Intelligence, and Weapons Test positions at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH and Eglin AFB, FL. In 2013, Maj Hawkins deployed to HQ USAFCENT at Al Udeid AB, Qatar in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. He has experience at the Joint Staff, Wing, Group, and Squadron levels. Maj Hawkins holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, a MS in Engineering Management from the University of Dayton, and a MS in Military Operational Art and Science from Air University.
Lt Col R. A. Orozco is an Instructor in the Department of Airpower at the US Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College (ACSC). He teaches the Airpower I and Airpower II courses. Prior to this assignment, he served as Political-Military Affairs Strategist and Director of Operations, 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron at Travis AFB, CA. He is a prior-enlisted KC-135 Boom Operator, an F-15E Weapon Systems Officer, an Air Ground Operations School instructor, an Undergraduate Combat Systems Officer Training instructor, and a senior Air Advisor. During his operational assignments, he deployed in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM, a Theater Security Package detachment to the Korean Peninsula, and numerous security cooperation engagements within SOUTHCOM. Lt Col Orozco received a Bachelor of Science degree from the US Air Force Academy. He also holds a Master of Arts in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Military Operational Art and Science degree from ACSC in AY18.
Maj Jon A. Oswald is currently an Instructor in the Department of Airpower at the United States Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College (ACSC) and an Air University Fellow. Major Oswald received his commission from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2008. He is a senior pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours in the T-6, T-1, KC-135, and C-17. He has flown over 160 combat missions. Prior to ACSC, Maj Oswald served as Chief Executive Officer for the 305th Air Mobility Wing and Instructor Pilot, C-17A, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ. He was selected for the MAF’s Phoenix Reach program while a KC-135 Evaluator Pilot and Chief of Squadron Stan/Eval, 349th Air Refueling Squadron, McConnell AFB, KS. Major Oswald holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma in Administrative Leadership and a Master of Science degree from The Air University in Military Operational Art and Science.
Research Interest/Expertise: Airpower History, Air Mobility Operations, Logistics, Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief (HA/DR)