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U. S. Air Force (USAF) Mission 

The Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering programs ultimately are intended to support the  U.S. Air Force mission which is: 

To deliver sovereign options for the defense
of the United States of America and its global interests
-- to fly and fight in Air, Space, and Cyberspace. 

Also influencing all activities at the U. S. Air Force Academy are the USAF core values:

  Integrity first

Service before self

Excellence in all we do

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U. S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) Mission

From the USAF mission flows the mission of the U. S. Air Force Academy, the Dean of the Faculty, and the departments.

The U. S. Air Force Academy vision is:

To be the Air Force's premier institution for developing leaders of character.
 

And the USAFA mission is to:

To educate, train and inspire men and women to become officers of character,
motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation.
 

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Dean of the Faculty Mission

The Dean of the Faculty has adopted the same mission as the Academy:

To educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character,
motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation.
 

USAFA Outcomes

In the 2006, the Dean of the Faculty was chartered as the executive agent to lead the development of a set of integrated outcomes for the Academy. The USAFA Outcomes are to:

Commission leaders of character who embody the Air Force core values . . .

   … committed to Societal, Professional, and Individual Responsibilities

Ethical Reasoning and Action

Respect for the Dignity of all Human Beings

Service to the Nation

Lifelong Development and Contributions

Intercultural Competence and Involvement

  … empowered by integrated Intellectual and Warrior Skills

Quantitative Literacy

Information Literacy

Written Communication

Oral Communication

Critical Thinking

Decision Making

Stamina

Courage

Discipline

Teamwork

  … grounded in essential Knowledge of the Human & Physical Worlds and the Profession of Arms

Civic, Cultural and International Understanding

Ethics and the Foundations of Character

Principles of Science and the Scientific Method

Principles of Engineering and the Application of Technology

Air, Space, and Cyberspace Power

National Security and Full Spectrum of Joint and Coalition Warfare

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (DFEC) Mission

From the USAFA Outcomes and the needs of the USAF, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has developed the following mission statement:

  To educate and inspire leaders of character
motivated and able to excel as officers
in a technologically sophisticated Air Force.
 

From these mission statements, the Department of Electrical Engineering has derived a set of broad goals with measurable objectives.  

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Department of Computer Science (DFCS) Mission

To produce officers who effectively use computing
principles and technologies in the defense of our nation
motivated and able to excel as officers

 

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