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This seminar concentration educates joint leaders in national strategy and integrated joint-campaigning with a focus on contemporary near-peer and future great power environments.
Students selected to the Grand Strategy Concentration (GSC) seek a deeper understanding of the development and implementation of grand strategy than is attained through the regular curriculum.
The Air War College, in conjunction with noted partners (list below), award students who have done outstanding research over the course of the academic year. Students must be nominated by faculty for an award. Then a panel of faculty assemble to read every nominated paper and rank them to determine a winner in each category. Faculty from every department are involved in the process.
Students at the Air War College write professional studies research papers over the course of 10 months’ residence. These papers address questions raised by strategic leaders in across all military services and many government agencies. Students typically have an authentic audience for their work, a 2-star or 3-star General who wants answers to questions directly connected to their functional or combatant command. Some services also publish lists of areas for research that are related to national security. The War Colleges—Army, Navy, and Air—as well as other JPMEII schools, share these lists with all students to help guide research
History of Air War College. When Air War College first opened its doors in 1946 it was for a one year long course of instruction to end in 1947. The first Commandant was Major General Orvil A. Anderson, of 8th Air Force fame, and an expert on strategic bombardment operations. The building it occupied was the old Air Corps Tactical School, which also housed Air University HQ.
Air War College Welcome Letter
Reporting Date: NET: 12 Jul 2021 NLT: 16 Jul 2021
Class Dates: CSD: 26 Jul 2021 CGD: 26 May 2022
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI (LAF ONLY). Have a current Top Secret or Interim Top Secret Clearance that will not expire through 20 May 2022. All other students will require a Secret Clearance.
School POC: Lt Col William (Jason) Collins/Lt Col Andrea Tileston Org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: DSN 493-5190 Comm: (334) 953-5190