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  • AFIT participating in MIT leadership pilot program

    The Air Force Institute of Technology will participate in a pilot test of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s new Leadership Academy for Scientists, Engineers, and Researchers (LASER) program. This new program targets early-career scientists, engineers, and researchers teaching them to break down the traditional silos between engineering and management with a focus on interdisciplinary approaches to leadership.
  • Graduate School selects first permanent senior military faculty member

    Lt. Col.  James Rutledge, Ph.D., P.E. is AFIT’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management’s first permanent senior military faculty member.  In this role, he can remain in the position as an active duty lieutenant colonel until he separates, retires, or makes full colonel.  “This is the best job in the Air Force.  I love what I do here,” said
  • AFIT earns new research classification ranking

    The Air University’s Air Force Institute of Technology entered the category of High Research Activity for a doctoral university from the 2018 update of the Carnegie Classification.  AFIT is the only DoD academic institution to hold this specific categorization. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education was developed in the
  • AFIT named one of the 10 best graduate programs for supply chain management by Best Colleges

    The Air Force Institute of Technology’s online supply chain management master’s degree program was named as one of the ten best in the nation by Best Colleges. The program, part of the Graduate School of Engineering and Management, places emphasis on decision-making skills and policy formulation and results in a Master of Science in Logistics.
  • SecAF, DoD, industry leaders share stage at 2018 AFITC

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and the service’s new assistant secretary for acquisitions, technology and logistics, Dr. Will Roper, are two of the military keynote speakers sharing the stage with industry leaders at this year’s Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference. The 2018 AFITC Conference will be Aug. 27-29, 2018, in Alabama’s capital city of Montgomery.
  • AETC and AFIT Focus on Continuum of Learning Initiative

    HQ AETC’s Continuum of Learning Engagement Team, Mrs. Shelly Petruska, Capt. Renee Cassidy and Lt. Jacqueline Crow, led a small group discussion with AFIT’s School of Systems and Logistics, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, May 1, 2018. The CoL engagement team is traveling to all AETC units to educate the command on CoL initiatives, and collect best practices, challenges and innovative ideas for CoL across the Air Force.
  • Under Secretary lauds AFIT students for their cutting-edge work

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew P. Donovan visited Wright-Patt March 13 to give the keynote address for the 2018 Air Force Operations Research Symposium at the Air Force Institute of Technology.During his address Donovan lauded the students for their cutting-edge work, which is at the heart of the
  • AFIT hosts local students during Engineers Week

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Students from nine local middle and high schools filled the hallways at the Air Force Institute of Technology here Feb. 21-22 as they explored various career paths and opportunities the Air Force has to offer in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields.Engineers Week, part of a nationwide
  • Education with Industry program completes a mid-term review

    AFIT’s EWI program is a SAF/AQ sponsored career development program designed to improve the leadership abilities and professional competencies of Air Force students by partnering with industry to fully examine industry policies and processes, as well as how industry addresses issues.  In doing so, students acquire the ability to interpret the needs
  • AFIT CE instructor and his teammate share their experiences as deployed airfield pavement evaluators

    Capt Miles Ryan, an instructor in AFIT’s Civil Engineer School, is originally from Red Wing, Minnesota.  He joined the Air Force as a Civil Engineer in 2009.  He is currently on his first deployment in Qatar.  “It has been a great deployment and it has provided us a lot of opportunities to travel throughout the AOR and see various sites and
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