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Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies

The U.S. Air Force Academy’s Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies is named in honor of Dwight Eisenhower, the first American president to establish a national policy shaping U.S. engagement in space for both military and peaceful purposes.

The Eisenhower Center provides cadets and faculty with unique opportunities to participate in research and policy discussions on the future of American security through first-hand contact with senior leaders and experts in the military, civilian government and private sector from the United States and major space-faring nations. Building on this foundation, the Eisenhower Center examines challenges to America’s national security across other frontiers of technology development to include cyber security and developments in hypersonic delivery vehicles.

Through its journal, “Space and Defense,” the Eisenhower Center promotes an ongoing discussion of space and security policy issues from a broad range of professional and intellectual perspectives among academic experts and defense policy makers.

  • National security policy, with an emphasis on deterrence theory, particularly in the space and cyber domains
  • Supports research and scholarship related to challenges to U.S. security
  • Collaborates with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Strategic Command, U.S. Northern Command, U.S. Space Command and Sandia National Laboratory

Col Kris Bauman
(719) 333-8253

Dr. Damon Coletta
(719) 333-2483

Prof. Madison Walker
(719) 333-6568

Maj Gary Davenport
(719) 333-2435