/ Published January 16, 2018
We invite you to apply to become a member of our next class. All Air Force personnel who are named as a select or alternate for ACSC are eligible, except for “AU Fellow Bs” who have a follow-on teaching assignment at ACSC and RAS/PAS officers.
Instructions for how to apply can be found below. Last year, roughly one-third of our applicants were selected to participate. Note: being considered for the Blue Horizons program does not affect the chances that alternates will be chosen for in-residence PME.
The Blue Horizons program was recently accredited to confer its own Master’s degree. However, like other Air Force fellowships, the Blue Horizons program cannot grant JPME Phase I credit. To earn this credit and to complete your IDE in-residence experience, you will have to complete ACSC through distance learning (eSchool), if you have not already done so.
Although not an ASG program, the follow-on assignments of Blue Horizons Fellows are handled through similar channels to ensure that graduates have maximum opportunity to create and integrate innovative ideas and problem-solving techniques within the broader Air Force and Department of Defense.
You can read more about the program here. We also invite you to contact our current fellows about their experience; this year's class is listed here.
Please feel free to send us questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Dr. Blake McMahon, Director of the Blue Horizons Program, at email@example.com or Col Adam “Mez” Stone, Director of the Air Force Center for Strategy & Technology, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to hear from you soon.
The Blue Horizons Team
To apply for the Blue Horizons program, please email our Workflow (email@example.com) with the following materials by COB, Friday 2 Mar 2018:
1. A statement acknowledging that "I am a volunteer to participate in the Blue Horizons program for Academic Year 2019. I understand that my participation in the program will be in lieu of attending ACSC, and that I must complete ACSC via distance learning (eSchool) if I have not done so already."
2. Submit a short response (max 250 words) to each of the following three prompts:
A. What is the greatest operational or strategic challenge facing the Air Force over the next two decades? How would you address this challenge using strategy and/or technology?
B. Describe a situation in which you used a creative approach to solve a problem.
C. How do you view success, failure, and risk in pursuit of your goals?
At their discretion, the Blue Horizons faculty may also conduct a phone interview to assist in the process of selecting next year's class. We expect to announce selections in late-March.
USAF Center for Strategy and Technology
325 Chennault Circle
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112