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  • West Space Seminar

     West Space SeminarCol Douglas M. Drake, USSF, Ph.D., Director, West Space SeminarAdvising Interests: Education, training, leadership, irregular warfare, space, information operationsDegrees: M.S. Education, Montana State University-Northern; M.S. Joint Information Operations, Naval Postgraduate School; Ph.D. Educational Psychology, University of Northern ColoradoMilitary: Space and Missile Operations; Deployed Oct 2014-15 Operation Enduring Freedom/Freedom’s Sentinel as Air AdvisorEmail: douglas.drake@au.af.edu / douglas.drake@us.af.mil Col Niki J. Lindhorst, USSF, Space Force Chair to Air University, InstructorAdvising 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
  • Joint Warrior Seminar Studies

    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.

  • Grand Strategy Concentration

    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.

  • AWC Curriculum

    AWC Curriculum

  • AWC Research Awards

    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.

  • Research at the Air War College

    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

  • AWC History

    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. 

  • Welcome Letter

    Air War College Welcome Letter

  • AY 22 Information

    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: awc.studentops@us.af.mil

    Telephone:        DSN 493-5190                                                                Comm: (334) 953-5190


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