Greetings & Welcome to the AFNC!

"We are proud of our center's history and we continuously strive to lead across the DoD in all we do here at The Air Force Negotiation Center (AFNC). AFNC is recognized as a leader in educating and training individuals and teams on conflict management, negotiation, mediation, and facilitation. Our instruction is presented across the Air Force and DoD, and delivered by our own world-class faculty.

In addition to training and education, the AFNC has a breadth of opportunities for academic scholars; we encourage individuals to engage in our publication programs through The Journal of Military Conflict Transformation (JMCT).

Thank you for visiting our page, and we hope you take a moment to engage with us online or in person."

Chad N. McLeod, P.E., PMP   

  Director, Air Force Negotiation Center

Mr. McLeod is the Director of the Air Force Negotiation Center, Maxwell AFB, AL, where he is responsible for the design, development, and delivery of AF-wide training in conflict management as a core leadership competency for all Airmen (officer, enlisted, and civilian).  Full Biography

Sandra L. Edwards, Ph.D.   

  Primary Advisor

Dr. Edwards is the Principal Advisor and Program Manager of Education & Training for the Air Force Negotiation Center, Maxwell AFB, AL. As Principal Advisor to the AFNC Director, she provides senior-level guidance regarding organizational, educational, training, budget, procurement and contracting matters.  Full Biography

Paul J. Firman

  Chief, Conflict Management & Dispute Resolution Ed. & Training

Paul Firman is the Chief, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Education & Training at the Air Force Negotiation Center (AFNC), Maxwell AFB, Alabama. He directly supports the Air Force Chief of Staff Guidance to improve conflict resolution skills by ensuring relevant education and training programs are designed, developed, and delivered to the Total Force. Full Biography 

Thomas J. Gajewski, Ed.D.

   AFNC Chief, Information Technology

Dr. Thomas J. Gajewski is the Chief, Information Technology at the Air Force Negotiation Center (AFNC) and serves the Department of the Air Force as an Instructional Systems Specialist for the Air University, Air War College at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. Dr. Gajewski brings to the table 40 years of mechanical / manufacturing engineering, international managerial and academic administration experience as well as significant tenure on podium. Full Biography