United States Air Force Academy

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CORE COMPETENCIES
  • Joint air, space, and cyberspace power
  • Cadet-centered, faculty-assisted research
  • Multi-domain, operational military expertise
  • Multidisciplinary research methods
  • Modeling and simulation
MAJOR PROJECTS
  • Upgrading facilities to become a world-class air, space and cyberspace research center
  • Developing an improved effects-based operational planning process
  • Exploring future air, space and cyberspace power policy issues using modeling and simulation
  • Designing an airpower database for modeling and simulation, wargaming, and statistical analysis of airpower variables
  • Researching and solving contemporary military problems
FACILITIES
  • The Air Warfare Lab (AWL): 12 high fidelity, data-linked, Frasca T-6 simulators
  • The Cadet Battle Lab (CBL): 60+ computers on a stand-alone network simulating 3 separate AOCs
CADET PUBLICATIONS

Space Theories Wanted
Cadet 1st Class Isaiah Honable (USAFA ’19)

The Dawn of Anti-Personnel Directed-Energy Weapons
2nd Lt Robert Hunter Ward (USAFA ’18)

The Unrealized Value of Open Source Intelligence for Irregular Warfare
2nd Lt Riley Murray (USAFA ’18)

Contact Us

Lt Col Joel Higley
(719) 333-7066
Joel.higley@usafa.edu