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  • Instructor Experiences in Traditional, Online, and Hybrid Continuing Education Courses: A Case Study

    The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine instructor experiences during course transitions from hybrid formats that combine online and face-to-face instruction to fully online instruction using research-based practices. The findings of this study would suggest traditional courses could be transitioned from traditional to online and hybrid delivery with particular attention to allowing sufficient time for course redesign, incorporating interactive online teaching strategies, and providing robust professional development for new online instructors. [Leah Flores Goerke / 2019 / 31 pages / ISSN: 2576-4349 / AU Press Code: EP-2].
  • Asymmetric Advantage: Air Advising in a Time of Strategic Competition

    This project aims to determine how the USAF should organize and present forces for air advising. The project uses a comparative case study approach, analyzing the 6th Special Operations Squadron in the Philippines, expeditionary air advisors in Iraq, and the 81st Fighter Squadron (i.e., Afghan A-29 training). The author finds that more cohesive and sustainable air advisor unit constructs achieve better operational results, and therefore constitute the best cornerstones for a more unified, effective air advising enterprise going forward. On the other hand, ad hoc methods of selecting, training, and deploying air advisors have yielded few operational gains. The author offers several recommendations intended to help the USAF organize and employ air advisors in a more cohesive and sustainable manner. [Michael M. Trimble / 2019 / 131 pages / ISSN: 2575-7539 / AU Press Code: LP-005].   
  • Aim High: The Effects of Online Teaching in Air Force Enlisted Leadership Education

    The purpose of this three-stage Delphi study was to analyze the beliefs of a panel of experts in the field of enlisted leadership education concerning the effectiveness of converting the Air Force's Enlisted Professional Military Education program from resident to online instruction. The author suggests the program’s transition from resident to online learning could result in significant cost savings; however, a premature transition of the program—without verifying the outcomes—could render graduates of the program less effective leaders. [Mack Arthur Cockrell / 2019 / 101 pages / ISSN 2576-4349 / AU Press Code: EP-3].
  • Electromagnetic Defense Task Force 2.0—2019 Report

    In spring 2019 Air University hosted subject matter experts from across the country to expand on the accomplishments of the inaugural Electromagnetic Defense Task Force (EDTF). Building on the 2018 summit, the 2019 EDTF summit advanced and amplified recommendations to leaders nationwide, ensuring the call for awareness, preparation, defense, and mitigation is sounded far and wide. Using extensive research and expertise, EDTF 2.0 participants have contributed to understanding, preparedness, and resilience for communities throughout the United States. [Maj David Stuckenberg, USAF; Amb. R. James Woolsey, Col Douglas DeMaio, USAF; Editor: Donna Budjenska / 2019 / 130 pages / ISSN: 2575-6737 / AU Press Code: LP-4].
  • Hot Topic: Space

    Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing and want to learn more about the USAF and Space? Take a look at a few, select AU Press and AU resources that will help get you up to speed.
  • Hot Topic: Iran

    Need more information on US strategy in Iran? Take a look at a few, select AU Press and AU resources that will help get you up to speed.
  • Special Air Warfare and the Secret War in Laos: Air Commandos 1964–1975

    The story of special air warfare and the Air Commandos who served for the ambassadors in Laos from 1964 to 1975 is captured through extensive research and veteran interviews. The author has meticulously put together a comprehensive overview of the involvement of USAF Air Commandos who served in Laos as trainers, advisors, and clandestine combat forces to prevent the communist takeover of the Royal Lao Government. This book includes pictures of those operations, unveils what had been a US government secret war, and adds a substantial contribution to understanding the wider war in Southeast Asia. [Joseph D. Celeski / 2019 / 485 pages / ISBN: 9781585662906 / AU Press Code: B-156].
  • Debating in Hi-Def: The Need for More Detailed Understanding in the Discussion over Autonomous Weapon Systems

    JAG School Paper Series, paper no. 2, a runner-up award winner in the 2017 JAG School writing competition, identifies gaps and inaccuracies in the discourse on robots, autonomous weapons, and the law. [Evan K. Field / 2017 / 33 pages / ISSN: 2643-8933 / AU Press Code: JP-002]
  • Taming Killer Robots: Giving Meaning to the “Meaningful Human Control” Standard for Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems

    JAG School Paper Series, paper no. 1, top award winner in the 2017 JAG School writing competition, assesses disparate views on autonomous weapon systems and artificial intelligence and how technological advances relate to the traditional laws of armed conflict and recommends a three-factor test. [Adam Cook / 2017 / 29 pages / ISSN: 2643-8933 / AU Press Code: JP-001]
  • Masters of Analytical Tradecraft: Certifying the Standards and Analytic Rigor of Intelligence Products

    This paper explores analysis in intelligence and evaluates a proposal to certify and convey analytical rigor as it relates to intelligence products. To accomplish this, an examination of intelligence failures was conducted to assess the application of analytical rigor across historic case studies. The historic failures demonstrate gaps in standardization and insufficiencies in analytical rigor. This paper proposes establishing unit-level certified Masters of Analytic Tradecraft (MAT) analysts to be trained and entrusted to evaluate and rate the standards and analytical rigor of intelligence products prior to publication. [J. Tucker Rojas / 2016 / 32 pages / ISSN: 2687-7260 / AU Press Code: WF-61]
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