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Air University Press (AU Press) is the publishing agent for Air University (AU). Since 1953, it has edited, published, and distributed over 1.1 million student papers, curriculum texts, faculty research pieces, journals, and scholarly books to further airpower thought critical to the intellectual growth of the Air Force. AU Press is the preeminent press for airpower-related publishing.

Latest Publications

Maj David Stuckenberg, USAF; Amb. R. James Woolsey; and Col Douglas DeMaio, USAF
Editor: Dr. Ernest Allan Rockwell


In August 2018 Air University brought together a diverse group of leading subject matter experts to address current challenges in the electromagnetic spectrum. This report summarizes insights, conclusions, and recommendations developed during the inaugural Electromagnetic Defense Task Force.
Dr. Leah Flores Goerke

The first paper in the new Eaker Paper series features a research study by Dr. Leah Flores Goerke of Maxwell’s Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development. It examines student satisfaction of traditional, hybrid, and online delivery of two military continuing education courses. Study findings suggest that traditional courses could be transitioned to online and hybrid delivery with particular attention to ensuring that they have job-related content, high-quality instructors incorporating interactive activities, and robust support of school staff.
Jerome A. Ennels Sr., Robert B. Kane, and Silvano A. Wueschner

This illustrated history of Maxwell’s first century explores the beginnings of the base when the Wright brothers chose this land for their first pilot-training program and how that single choice contributed to a century of US military airpower advancement. This singular collection of history and photographs describes the evolution of that legacy at the Air Force’s premier professional education institutions.
Randall DeGering

The emergence of radar and tactical fighter control is the genesis of today’s air battle managers. It is from the mixed Army Signal Corps and Air Corps environments that the first fighter control squadrons emerged. What air battle managers do today has its foundations in procedures and terminology developed by the struggles of their predecessors. This context is valuable in fostering an appreciation for the fighter controller heritage.
Maj Lawrence O. Jones, USMC

Cognitive radio cloud networks (CRCN) offer a solution to mitigate the growing problem of DOD access to the electromagnetic spectrum due to a heavily congested and contested environment. The collision between technological advances in software-defined radios, machine learning, and cloud computing have created the opportunity to tap into the new paradigm of CRCNs.
Col John R. Boyd, USAF, Retired
Edited and Compiled by Dr. Grant T. Hammond


This is the first book published on John R. Boyd’s famous same-titled briefing. A maverick fighter pilot devoted to the Air Force, Boyd challenged orthodoxy including fighter tactics and how wars were to be fought. Although inspiring radically different opinions, his ideas have influenced militaries, business, politics, and education globally.
Dr. Fil J. Arenas, Dr. Daniel Connelly, Maj Michael D. Williams, USAF

This newly developed Air University text focuses on the Full-Range Leadership Model (FRLM) and its application in team leadership. Leaders applying the FRLM approach can see immediate, tangible results. Leveraging the components of transformational leadership has been proven to result in the most effective style of leadership.
Lt Col Beth A. Behn, USA

This paper explores the ethics education programs at the service war colleges based on three fundamental questions: 1) What are the desired outcomes of ethics education? 2) How should curriculum be structured to achieve those outcomes? 3) What is the correct faculty composition to develop and employ that curriculum?
Col Michelle E. Ewy, USAF

An examination of the requirements for innovation along with recent neuroscience and organizational psychology research provides valuable insight into countering a culture of groupthink. Recommendations include recruiting creative personalities, training in divergent thinking, and promoting innovative leaders.
Lt Gen Darryl L. Roberson and Dr. Matthew C. Stafford

Lt Gen Darryl Roberson, former AETC commander, and Dr. Matthew Stafford, AU VP for academic affairs, discuss the USAF’s new force-development paradigm that better prepares Airmen and cultivates a culture of lifelong learning. Because “this new approach will eventually affect every aspect of force development, . . . it is important that all Airmen understand what we are doing and why we are doing it.”

Air University Texts

Dr. Marvin Bassett

The Style Guide, part 1 of this publication, provides guidance to Air University’s community of writers. It offers a coherent, consistent stylistic base for writing and editing. The Author Guide, part 2 of this publication, offers simple, concise instructions to writers who wish to submit a manuscript to AU Press for consideration.
Air Command and Staff College

This ACSC-developed handbook is intended to advance the practice of command. The advice and experiences of prior commanders will help you become a better, more effective leader.
Dr. John Kline

Everyone can be a better listener. Using the concepts of what we think, feel, and do about listening, Dr. Kline promotes the need for honing this often neglected communication skill. He presents logical, practical methods that will help you to become a better listener in your personal and professional life in everyday and critical situations.
Dr. John Kline

Dr. Kline presents techniques on how to speak successfully. He provides examples and pointers for both the novice and the skilled speaker.
Air Command and Staff College

This primer is useful for individuals who are not “space aware”—unacquainted with space capabilities, organizations, and operations—and for those who are, especially those associated with the space community but not familiar with space capabilities, organizations, and operations outside their areas of expertise. It is your guide and invitation to all the excitement and opportunity of space.
Dr. Fil J. Arenas, Dr. Daniel Connelly, and Maj Michael D. Williams, USAF

This newly developed Air University text focuses on the Full-Range Leadership Model (FRLM) and its application in team leadership. Leaders applying the FRLM approach can see immediate, tangible results. Leveraging the components of transformational leadership has been proven to result in the most effective style of leadership.

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