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Colonel Kim Campbell

Chair, Airpower Innovation & Integration

Department of Military & Strategic Studies

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Colonel Kim N. Campbell is the Chair, Airpower Innovation & Integration, Department of Military and Strategic Studies, U.S. Air Force Academy.

Colonel Campbell was commissioned in 1997 as a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in space operations. She is a Marshall Scholar with two master's degrees, one in business administration from the University of London, and one in international security studies from the University of Reading, England.

Colonel Campbell is qualified as an instructor pilot and flight examiner in the A-10, a ground attack and close air support aircraft. Her operational assignments include duty as a flight commander, A-10 test program manager and division commander, director of operations, squadron commander, and group commander. She has also served as Air Force Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and as Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. She is a command pilot with over 1,700 hours in the A-10, including 375 combat hours. She has flown combat missions in Operation Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom.

Education

Air War College (Correspondence) (2010)

Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kan. (2009)

Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala. (2003)

Master of Business Administration, Imperial College, University of London, London, England (1999)

Master of Arts, International Security Studies, University of Reading, Berkshire, England (1998)

Bachelor of Science, Space Operations, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. (1997)

Professional Experience

Chair, Airpower Innovation & Integration, Department of Military and Strategic Studies, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. (July 2018- Present)

Commander, 612th Theater Operations Group & 474th Air Expeditionary Group, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Ariz. (July 2016- June 2018)

Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, Washington D.C. (June 2014-June 2016)

Air Force Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council, Washington, D.C. (Aug. 2013-June 2014)

Deputy Chief, Regional Plans and Issues Division, Directorate of Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. (Aug. 2012- Aug. 2013)

Commander, 355th Operations Support Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Ariz. (July 2011-July 2012)

Director of Operations, 357th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Ariz. (March 2011-July 2011)

Chief, A-10 Operational Training Detachment, Air Combat Command, Training Support Squadron, Detachment 3, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Ariz. (July 2009- March 2011)

Student, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kan. (June 2008-June 2009)

A-10C Operational Test Pilot/Division Commander, Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, Nev. (May 2005-June 2008)

A-10 Instructor/Flight Commander, Pope Air Force Base, Fayetteville, N.C. (Dec. 2001-May 2005)

Student, A-10 Formal Training Unit, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Ariz. (June 2001-Dec.2001)

Student, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas (April 2001-May 2001)

Student, Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, Columbus Air Force Base, Columbus, Miss. (Oct. 1999- Dec.2000)

Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, London, England (Oct. 97-Oct. 1999)

Honors & Awards

Field Grade Officer of the Year, 53rd Wing (2007)

Daughters of the American Revolution Corbin Award winner for distinguished women in military service (2004)

Distinguished Graduate, Squadron Officer School (2003)

General George C. Marshall Scholarship winner (1997)

Distinguished Graduate, U.S. Air Force Academy (1997)

Research and Scholarly Interests

Organizational leadership
Warrior ethos
Contingency planning
Airpower and irregular warfare

Publications

All Elements of National Power: Moving Toward a New Interagency Balance for US Global Engagement – Atlantic Council, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security (July 2014)