DFMI Mission

The Department

DFMI Mission
Dept History

The Field of Study

Military and Strategic Studies
M&SS Courses
MSS Core
MSS Major
MSS Major Requirements

The Divisions

Strategy and Operations Division
Comparative MSS Division
Research and Development Division
Learning Labs Division
Air Warfare Lab
Cadet Battle Lab

The People

Award Winners
Join the DFMI Team
Airman Scholar Journal


The Military and Strategic Studies Major

Departmental Major



Detailed Brochure



The Military & Strategic Studies major sharpens and expands knowledge, skills and attitudes gained in your basic MSS core course on military theory and strategy for airmen. All MSS majors take four major's core courses, including Philosophy 311, an examination of the uniquely violent and ethically demanding context of the military profession, a forward-looking seminar in future concepts, and a two-year MSS research sequence concluding with a formal thesis paper and presentation on a topic of your choice. In your second-class year, you select a topic and publication submission outlet and with an advisor, experience your first research methods course, designing what will become your undergraduate capstone thesis. As a first-class cadet, you complete your major’s thesis and if it meets editor standards, submit it for publication.


























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