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  • Instructor/Support Staff Opening!

    Want to work for the "think and do tank" of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force (CSAF) and the Chief of Space Operations (CSO)? The Center for Strategy and Technology's Blue Horizons program is looking for a senior O-3 or a young O-4 Instructor/Support Staff hybrid starting summer of '21 at Maxwell AFB.
  • Blue Horizons Application

    Blue Horizons Fellowship: What is it?Blue Horizons is a CSAF-chartered, future-oriented 10-month fellowship at Air University exploring military-technical and geostrategic competition and its implications for the Air Force, and what to do about it. Each cohort averages a select mix of 14 Majors and Lieutenant Colonels selected for IDE or SDE. Blue
  • 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 Air Force leaders. In order to do that, you need
  • 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 publications that support the integration of
  • AY 21 Faculty and Fellows

    Center for Strategy and Technology FacultyMr. Benjamin D. Phillips — Managing DirectorBen "Dabs" Phillips served 11 years on active duty as an air traffic controller, fighter pilot and flight instructor, and continues service in the Air Force Reserve. He has held roles in the private sector as a chief financial officer, strategy consultant 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 competitively-selected, multi-rank IDE/SDE program, chartered by
  • 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 and staff positions at Headquarters Air Force.  He
  • 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 partners to ensure the CJCS was fully prepared for
  • 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 aircraft and conducted over a hundred F-15 and F-16
  • 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 OP 03
  • 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 Horizons 2009 Final Briefing (public release)
  • 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 Establishing Military Utility Of Non-Traditional Sensing,
  • 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 A National Solution: Rethinking the Employment
  • 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, by Fiorenza, 2012 Defeating Hard and
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