Joint All Domain Strategist

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  • Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL

Joint All Domain Strategist (JADS)

JADS Background
JADS (formerly known as MDOS) is a Secretary of the Air Force recognized and AETC award winning concentration. In 2018, JADS won the AETC award for innovation in joint and multi domain warfighting and two Secretary of the Air Force leadership awards. Additionally, JADS was described in 2019 by the Secretary of the Air Force in Senate testimony as “THE EXAMPLE” for how the Air Force should innovate PME.
The concentration is a selective, year-long, advanced course specializing in developing leaders who understand the employment of joint all domain maneuver to counter future threats in contested and degraded environments. The curriculum focuses on improving critical thinking and problem-solving skills at the operational level of war. It prepares selected students for future operational and command assignments requiring advanced knowledge of the capabilities, methods, and challenges associated with operations within and across six domains (electromagnetic spectrum, space, air, land, maritime, and human). Additionally, students study and apply strategic and operational design, reflexive control theory, aggregation theory, decision making theory, risk analysis, and a host of other essential topics crucial for developing future strategists. 
Students also have the opportunity to conduct advanced research that address real world hard problems with organizations such as MIT Lincoln Labs and Georgia Tech Research Institute.
JADS is a fast paced and exceptionally demanding course. It requires individuals that are dedicated, write well, complete tasks with minimal guidance, and can operate in a forward-looking educational environment where curriculum development is ongoing.

Application Process
JADS is limited to a maximum of 48 students who will be formed into four seminars. 
Students seeking admission to JADS must volunteer by submitting the following documents to no later than 11 March 2024.

  1. TAB-1:  Application letter (Statement of intent): This is a one-page summary of their operational experience, why they are interested in our program, and what they can contribute to JADS plenary and seminar sessions.
  2. TAB-2:  Service-specific resume document:
    1. USAF…SURF
    2. USSF…SURF
    3. USA…ORB/STP
    4. USN… PSR and OSR
    5. USMC…Chronological Record

***Please use the following naming convention for your attachments: Lastname.Firstname_TAB-1_JADS application


*Note (regarding ‘TAB-2’) change the word ‘SURF’ to match the appropriate file.

Additional instructions:
All JADS students MUST have TS/SCI security clearances before they arrive at ACSC.
Please direct questions to our OrgBox, or DSN 953-0169

POC is Dr. Jeff Reilly, Director, JADS. Email:; phone (334) 207-5397.