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West Space Seminar

 

West Space Seminar

Col Douglas M. Drake, USSF, Ph.D., Director, West Space Seminar
Advising Interests: Education, training, leadership, irregular warfare, space, information operations
Degrees: M.S. Education, Montana State University-Northern; M.S. Joint Information Operations, Naval Postgraduate School; Ph.D. Educational Psychology, University of Northern Colorado
Military: Space and Missile Operations; Deployed Oct 2014-15 Operation Enduring Freedom/Freedom’s Sentinel as Air Advisor
Email: douglas.drake@au.af.edu / douglas.drake@us.af.mil

 

Col Niki J. Lindhorst, USSF, Space Force Chair to Air University, Instructor
Advising Interests: USSF, Space Operations, Force Management, Force Development; Regional Interests: Baltics, Balkans, Black Sea.   
Degrees:  Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College; Masters Arts in Education, Trident University; BA Psychology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.   
Experience: Aug 2017 – Present: Space Chair to the Air University Commander and Faculty Instructor, Department of Leadership and Warfighting, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL.;  Jun 2015 – Jul 2017, Deputy Division Chief, Transport Division, Directorate of Command, Control, Communications and Computers/Cyber, Joint Staff, J6, the Pentagon, Washington D.C.;  Jul 2013 – June 2015, Commander, Enterprise Operations Squadron, Technology Operations Group, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, VA;  Jun 2012 – July 2013, Operations Officer, Enterprise Operations Squadron, Network Operations Group, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, VA;  Aug 2010 – Jun 2012, Deputy, Space and Missile Training & Force Development Division, 13S Deputy Career Field Manager, HQ Air Force/A3, Pentagon
Email:  niki.lindhorst@au.af.edu / niki.lindhorst@us.af.mil