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  • Blue Horizons Application

    Blue Horizons is an Air Force Chief of Staff-chartered fellowship hosted by the Center for Strategy and Technology at Maxwell AFB. Our mission is to identify and mature radical pathways to victory across the warfighting domains. Interested? read on!

  • AY 24 Faculty and Fellows

    Get to know the Blue Horizons Faculty and Fellows as well as the various skillsets and experience that they provide to the program.

  • Industry Partners

    Unhindered by conventional thinking and processes, part think tank, part incubator, Blue Horizons takes aggressive action to exploit emerging strategic opportunities.  Partner with the Air ForceAt the Center for Strategy and Technology, we know that you want to tackle important problems and educate

  • Blue Horizons Program

    WHERE WE'VE BEEN:      The Air Force Center for Strategy and Technology (CSAT) was established at the Air War College in 1997. Its purpose was to engage in long-term strategic thinking about technology and its implications for U.S. national security. The center focused on education, research, and

  • Blue Horizons Program IDE Application

    Blue Horizons is a multi-rank IDE/SDE program, chartered by the Chief of Staff of the Air Force to "explore future geo-strategic and military-technical competition to build advantage for the United States." Blue Horizons Fellows participate in this program full-time in lieu of attending AWC or ACSC.

  • Blue Horizons Program SDE Application

    Congratulations on your selection to attend Air War College for Academic Year (AY) 2020!  As you prepare for the move to Air University, we would like you to consider applying for a unique type of educational experience for the year ahead—the Blue Horizons program.  Blue Horizons is a

  • Blue Horizon AY 20 Bios

    Lieutenant Colonel Albert J. “A.J.” Ashby enlisted in the Air Force in 1990 and received his commission after completing Air Force Officer Training School in 2001.  He has extensive experience in space systems acquisition and operations with leadership assignments within the Intelligence Community

  • Blue Horizon AY 19 Bios

    Lt Col Dean E. Berck is a command pilot with 1,850 hours in the F-15E. He commissioned through the United States Air Force Academy in 2000 with a BS degree in Biochemistry. He is an Olmsted Scholar and instructor pilot. He was assigned to the Joint Staff J-5, where he worked with inter-agency

  • Blue Horizon AY 18 Bios

    Colonel Michael Artelli was commissioned from the United States Air Force Academy. He has held leadership positions at the Headquarters Air Force level, two Major Commands and two component Numbered Air Forces. As an USAF Test Pilot School graduate, he has flown more than 30 types of military

  • Occasional Papers

    OP 01 Reachback Operations for Air Campaign Planning and Execution, by Scott M. Britten, Sep 1997  OP 02 Lasers in Space: Technological Options for Enhancing US Military Capabilities, by Mark E. Rogers, Nov 1997

  • Blue Horizons Briefings & Reports

    Blue Horizons 2013 Quick Report (public release) Blue Horizons 2013 Briefing to the National Security Forum, 9 May 2013 (public release) Blue Horizons 2012 Final Briefing (public release) Blue Horizons 2010 Final Briefing (public release) Blue

  • 2014 Research Papers

    Warfare In The Electromagnetic Spectrum and Cyberspace: United States Air Force Cyber Electromagnetic Warfare Command Construct, by Cole, Feb 2014 Peace Through Mutually Assured Survival - Global Transparency through Ubiquitous Satellite Imagery, by Meeks, Feb 2014

  • 2013 Research Papers

    Building a Competitive Edge with Additive Manufacturing, by Bennett and Pettus, 2013 The Third Nuclear Age: How I Learned to Start Worrying About the Clean Bomb, by Denton, 2013 Sacred Cows and Stubborn Mules: the Imperative to Reform the US Code, by Lehew, Feb 2013

  • 2012 Research Papers

    Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination System in Support of Global Strike in 2035, by Bowman, 2012 Cyber Capabilities for Global Strike in 2035, by Clothier, 2012 The End of Hegemony: Technologies of a New Tripolar World,

  • 2011 Research Papers

    Finding the Shape of Space, by Shannon et al, July 2011 Discord or "Harmonious Society"? China in 2030, by Geis et al, Feb 2011 Failed State 2030: Nigeria - A Case Study, by Kinnan et al, Feb 2011 Going for Gold: A Path Toward Petroleum-Independence in the 2030