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ACSC Department of Warfighting

About the Department:

The Joint Warfighting Department consists of Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and civilian faculty and staff who act as instructors and academic advisors for approximately four hundred seventy resident Air Command and Staff College students from all DoD services and multiple interagency organizations.  The department has primacy over two Air Command and Staff College (ACSC) courses, Joint Warfighting 1 and 2, which make up approximately one-third of the core resident curriculum.  Joint Warfighting 1 (JW1) is an operational level course designed to demonstrate how the U.S. joint force organizes, deploys, employs, sustains, and redeploys military capabilities across the range of military operations in support of national interests.  The JW1 course challenges students to analyze and comprehend how the joint force fights in and through multiple domains to solve complex national security problems.  Joint Warfighting 2 (JW2), Airpower Operations, is the capstone course of ACSC.  The intent of JW2 is to create military professionals that are able to understand and appropriately apply airpower strategies and theory to complex and ambiguous problems and to develop an airminded perspective to articulate the strengths, weaknesses, and unique capabilities of airpower (to include air, space and cyber).

Department Leadership

                                       Department Chair:


Dr Robert (Bob) Mahoney is the Chair, Department of Joint Warfighting at the Air Command and Staff College.  He has a PhD in History from the George Washington University, a MS in National Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School, National Defense University (NDU), a MS in Management from Webster University and a BS in Engineering Sciences from the United States Air Force Academy.  Prior to arriving at ACSC, Dr Mahoney was the Dean of the Marine Corps War College and an Assistant Professor at the Eisenhower School at NDU.  His book, "The Mayaguez Incident" was published by Texas Tech Press.  He is a retired AF Col with over 27 years of service, commanded a KC-135 flying squadron, was on the AMC and CJCS staff and was a command pilot with over 3500 hours in the T-37, T-38 and KC-135.

Research Interest/Expertise: US Constitution, Joint Warfighting, Joint Planning, Operational Design, Leadership, US Air Force History, Vietnam War era, WW II, Revolutionary War and Civil War.    

                                       Deputy Chair:

Lt Col Joel R. Bius is the Deputy Chair in the Joint Warfighting Department and Assistant Professor of National Security Studies at Air University’s Air Command and Staff College.  Joel received his Ph.D. in U.S. History from the University of Southern Mississippi in May 2015.  He also has an MA in Military Studies with emphasis in the American Civil War and is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College. He was commissioned through ROTC at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. In addition to teaching the joint warfighting core courses, Joel also teaches electives on the history of American Military Culture and the history of vice in the military.  When not teaching, Joel enjoys playing guitar, cycling sports, coaching/teaching youth sports, and church activities.  

Research Interest/Expertise: military-industrial complex, war’s impact on society, resources, and soldiers, American military culture, and the history of the American tobacco and cigarette industry 

                                     Joint Warfighting I Course Director:

           

Brent Lawniczak is an Academic Advisor and Instructor in the Joint Warfighting Department at Air University’s Air Command and Staff College, and Course Director for Joint Warfighting 1.  A retired Marine aviator (UH-1N/UC-12), he has served in multiple theaters in various capacities.  Brent was qualified as a Command Pilot, Forward Air Controller (Airborne) (FAC(A)), Forward Air Controller (FAC)/Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC), and Weapons and Tactics Instructor.  He does not entertain hypotheticals; the world, as it is, is vexing enough.

Research Interest/Expertise: Joint planning, operational design, joint fires, cross-domain operations, amphibious operations, aviation operations, policy formulation

                                    Joint Warfighting II Course Director: 


Dr. Melvin G. Deaile is an Associate Professor in the Joint Warfighting Department at Air University’s Air Command and Staff College and is the Course Director of the capstone ACSC course, Joint Warfighting 2:  Airpower Operations.  As a PhD and a retired Colonel from the Air Force, he has considerable knowledge and expertise about the employment of joint air power as well as nuclear operations. The Fresno, CA native graduated with an honors degree in Astronautical Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1988. He holds Masters Degrees from Louisiana Tech University, the Army Command and General Staff College, and the Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS). In 2004, SAASS selected him for their faculty pipeline program and sent him to UNC-Chapel Hill for a PhD.  Three years later, Dr. Deaile earned his PhD in American History researching organizational culture in Strategic Air Command. In addition to his academic background, Dr. Deaile served two tours in the B-52 Stratofortress and a tour in the B-2 Spirit.  He has flown combat operations as part of Operations DESERT STORM and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, including a record setting 44.3 hour combat mission, and deployed in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.  Dr. Deaile is the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and a distinguished graduate of the USAF Weapon School.     

Research Interest/Expertise: nuclear weapons and their role in national security, nuclear deterrence, and organizational culture. 

                                     Director of Instruction:

            

Lieutenant Colonel Aaron Norris is an Academic Advisor and Instructor in the Joint Warfighting Department at Air University’s Air Command and Staff College.  Lt Col Norris entered the Air Force in 1997 as an Air Force ROTC Distinguished Graduate.  He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona and completed his Doctorate in Aeronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 2013.  Over the course of his career he has served in numerous acquisition and academic related positions.  After completing his doctoral studies in 2009 he returned to the Air Force Research Laboratory (Munitions Directorate) where he served in a variety of leadership positions over a four-year period.  Lt Col Norris then joined the faculty at Air Command and Staff College in November 2013 where he has served as Instructor, Joint Forces Course Director and now Director of Instruction for the Department of Joint Warfighting.  Lieutenant Colonel Norris has been recognized as the Company Grade Officer of the Quarter or Year at the Squadron, Group and Wing levels; was the recipient of an Air Force level award in his primary career field; has led multiple teams to win Team of the Year recognitions at the Wing, Center and Joint levels; and is a recipient of the Air Force Achievement, Commendation, and Meritorious Service medals.       

 

Research Interest/Expertise:  Joint Operations, Joint Doctrine, multi-domain operations

                                   Director of Staff:


Lt Col William “Russ” Donaldson is an instructor of joint warfare studies at Air University’s Air Command and Staff College (ACSC), and director of staff for the Joint Warfighting Department.  In this capacity he is responsible for preparing United States and international field grade officers and inter-agency civilians to develop, employ and command air, space and cyberspace forces.  In addition, Lt Col Donaldson develops curriculum, presents material, leads seminar discussions and evaluates student achievement of course objectives, written and oral communication and critical thinking skills.  He also advises graduate-level research on critical command issues and emerging air, space and cyberspace power topics.  Lt Col Donaldson has held various positions at the squadron, group and wing level.  Most recently he served as the 14th Flying Training Wing Inspector General where he acted as the primary advisor to the wing commander for sensitive and complex complaint data potentially affecting readiness of 3,000 base personnel.  He also led and executed the commander’s inspection program to assess wing readiness and compliance. 

Research Interest/Expertise: Ballistic Missile Defense Systems, trajectory analysis and statistical applications.




 

Department Faculty:

Lieutenant Colonel Chris Bartos is Army officer assigned as a deputy course director and Instructor in the Joint Warfighting Department at Air University’s Air Command and Staff College.  Chris has military command and leadership experience in peacetime, training, contingency, and combat operations.  As a qualified Joint Military Logistician, Joint Planner, and Senior Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician, he has great breadth and depth in joint logistics, multi-domain, and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) operations.  Chris has successfully completed multiple commands in support of operations across the tactical, operational, and strategic levels of war.  He has completed staff assignments at the Army Division level, Theater Sustainment Command level, and on a deployed Coalition Joint Staff during major combat operations.  Chris has working knowledge of Joint capabilities and how they support Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) operations across the range of military operations (ROMO).  He has extensive time working in challenging joint/interagency environments globally to meet Presidential and National Security directives for countering terrorist and WMD threats. 

Research Interests/Expertise: Geographic Combatant Commander Campaign planning for 2025 and beyond, Building Partnership Capacity to increase global access to reliable and affordable energy

 

Dr. Terry Beckenbaugh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Joint Warfare at Air University’s Air Command and Staff College (ACSC) at Maxwell Air Force Base.  He came to ACSC from the US Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he taught for nine years in the Department of Military History. Dr. Beckenbaugh received his PhD in 19th Century US History from the University of Arkansas, and his Masters and Bachelors in US History and History, respectively, from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.  Beckenbaugh has taught at a variety of undergraduate and graduate civilian institutions. He is currently working on a book on the White River Campaign in Arkansas in the spring-summer of 1862, and has numerous publications and conference presentations.

Research Interests/Expertise: 19th Century US Military History, British Colonialism, the Mongols, Air Power, Strategy, Irregular Warfare, and Stability Operations (Nation Building).

 

Lt Col Ronald Betts is the Director of Personnel in the Joint Warfighting Department at Air University’s Air Command and Staff College.  He is responsible for leading daily operations in addition to developing, executing, evaluating, and revising two resident courses.  Lt Col Betts advises leadership on faculty development of military and civilian instructors all to ensure student progression toward achieving the school’s academic goals.  Additionally, he works directly with the African Center of Strategic Studies as the lead for the Cameroon Africa Military Education Program by assisting the Ecole d'Etat-Majorstanding Staff College with their curriculum development. Lt Col Betts has served as an Executive Officer, Sortie Generations Officer, Aircraft Maintenance Unit Officer in Charge, a Squadron Officer School Instructor, an Aide-de-Camp, an Aircraft Maintenance Operations Officer, an Aircraft Maintenance Operations Squadron Commander, Deputy Training Group Commander, and a course director for the United States Air Force Political Military Affairs Strategist program.  He has worked on a variety of aircraft ranging from the F-15, F-16, C-17, C-5, C-130, B-1, KC-135, RC-135, and the JSTARS.

Research Interest/Expertise: Joint Operations, Joint Doctrine, multi-domain operations

 

Dr. James D. Campbell is an Assistant Professor of Military and Security Studies in the Joint Warfighting Department at Air University’s Air Command and Staff College (ACSC).  A retired US Army Brigadier General, Dr. Campbell served as an Infantryman and Strategic Plans and Policy Officer, with assignments at all levels of command and staff, in both the Regular Army and the National Guard.  Most recently he served as the Deputy Chief, Operations Plans Division at US Central Command, and prior to his retirement served as the 39th Adjutant General of Maine and Commissioner of the Maine Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management.  While in this last position, he was appointed as a member of the Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee, a body of General Officers from all three Army components which advises the Secretary of the Army.   Dr. Campbell holds a M.A. in European History and a Ph.D. in British History.  He is a graduate of the US Army War College and was an International Security Studies Fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Prior to his arrival at ACSC he worked as an Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Maine and as a History Instructor at the US Air Force Academy.  Dr. Campbell has written on subjects ranging from Homeland Defense, to Irregular Warfare and British Military History.

Research Interest/Expertise: 19th/20th Century Military History, Imperialism, Irregular Warfare/Special Operations, South Asian Militaries, History of Sport

 

Lt Col Kelly M. Colacicco is an instructor in the Joint Warfighting Department at Air University’s Air Command and Staff College.  Lt Col Colacicco has over eighteen years of military US Air Force intelligence experience in both Joint and Coalition assignments at the tactical, operational and strategic levels. Experience includes intelligence support to overseas Fighter Squadron operations, Information Operations/Targeting, signals intelligence reporting, in-depth understanding of the Air Operations Centers, fielding of new Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems into the Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility, support to fielded Special Operations Forces, and time in the National Capitol Region supporting the Secretary of Defense’s ISR Task Force, the Joint Staff Current Operations, and the Air Staff ISR Collection and Capabilities Division.  She has operated and deployed throughout the Pacific Command, European Command and CENTCOM. She has up-to-date and in-depth knowledge of Air Force ISR platforms, architecture, and the tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination of data along with how assets field in support of Combatant Commands via the Global Force Management Process.  

Research Interest/Expertise: Joint Operations, Joint Doctrine, multi-domain operations

 

Lt Col Christopher “Thumper” Cruise is an Instructor in the Joint Warfighting Department at Air University’s Air Command and Staff College (ACSC).  Lt Col Cruise is a career Nuclear and Missile Officer and a certified Political Military Affairs Strategist.  He is the former Commander of the 742d Missile Squadron and most recently was the Deputy Group Commander at the 381st Training Group where he was responsible for the initial skills training for all officer and enlisted space operators, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) operators, and ICBM and Air Launch Cruise Missile maintainers.  Lt Col Cruise has also served on the HQ Air Force staff and has twice deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Research Interest/Expertise: Nuclear Deterrence 

 

Lieutenant Colonel Gene Cummins is an Academic Advisor and Instructor in the Joint Warfighting Department at Air University’s Air Command and Staff College.  Prior to this assignment, Lt Col Cummins was the Director of 412th Test Wing Operating Location, Air Force Plant 42, Palmdale, CA. As Director, he served as the AF Plant 42 installation commander equivalent. The Operating Location provides command & control of facilities and operations, physical security, law enforcement, fire protection, safety, airfield management, logistics support, communications, contracting, and civil engineering services for Air Force Plant 42 on behalf of the 412th Test Wing.  Lt Col Cummins entered the Air Force in 1995 after receiving his commission through the ROTC program at Mississippi State University.  His career has encompassed a wide variety of acquisitions and staff assignments, including GPS Integration Engineer, Flight Test Engineer, Acquisition Liaison to HQ USAF A2, Chief of Test & Evaluation for the Space Based Infrared Systems program, and Director of Operations for the Education Support Squadron, Spaatz Center for Officer Education, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.  Lt Col Cummins holds Department of Defense Acquisition Corps Level III Certifications in Program Management as well as Test and Evaluation.  He holds master level certification in the Space Professional Development Program.

Research Interest/Expertise: Acquisitions reform, space exploration and advancement of STEM education

 

Lieutenant Colonel Mike Fife is an instructor/academic advisor in the Department of Joint Warfighting at Air University's Air Command and Staff College (ACSC).  LTC Fife has served in a wide variety of command and staff positions throughout his 22 year career.  His career highlights include the following: LTC Fife was assigned to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3D Infantry Division Fort Stewart, Georgia. Assignments while assigned to the Raider Brigade included S3 for 3D Brigade Support Battalion, Support Operations Officer for 3D Brigade Support Battalion, and Logistics Readiness Officer in the Division G4 section. During his five years at 3D Infantry Division LTC Fife deployed twice for a total of 27 months in support of OIF III and OIF V. In April 2008, upon redeployment from OIF V, LTC Fife attended the Air Command and Staff College (ACSC) at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. After graduating ACSC, LTC Fife remained on as an instructor in the Joint Warfighting Department until June 2011.In July 2011 LTC Fife assumed command of the Baltimore Recruiting Battalion headquartered at Fort George G. Meade Maryland. He served two years as the battalion commander and in July 2013 assumed the duties as the 1st Recruiting Brigade Deputy Commander.

Research Interest/Expertise: Joint Operations, Joint Doctrine, multi-domain operations 

Lt Col Brant Fryar is an Instructor of Joint Warfare at Air University’s Air Command and Staff College (ACSC).  He is a former Reserve Assistance Officer (RAO) providing oversight to numerous Civil Air Patrol (CAP) units across TX and LA.  Lt Col Fryar has also served as test manager and program manager in the acquisition career field (63A3) at Brooks AFB, Kelly AFB, Los Angeles AFB, and Hanscom AFB.   Additionally, Lt Col Fryar was a Seminar Instructor at Academic Instructor School (AIS), Flight Commander at Squadron Officer School (AIS), and he served as Commandant of Cadets during an Air Force Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (AFROTC) assignment.  Lt Col Fryar commissioned through the Air Force Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (AFROTC) at Texas Tech University in 1995.  He has served 21 years, on both active duty and in the reserves.

Research Interest/Expertise:  Adult Learning Theory, Education & Leadership Theory, Reserve Force Component 

Colonel (Ret) Michael L. Grumelli, the son of a thirty-year Army non-commissioned officer, earned his Ph.D. in military history from Rutgers University in 1991.  Since earning his doctorate, he has been assigned to the faculty of the United States Air Force Academy, as the Deputy Director of Military History, and as an instructor with the Air War College’s Department of Strategy, Doctrine, and Airpower in addition to teaching with the School of Advance Air and Space Studies.  He currently teaches in the Joint Warfighting Department at Air University’s Air Command and Staff College.

Research Interest/Expertise: intellectual foundation for airmindedness in regards to the unique requirements of global engagement in the 21st Century

 

Dr. Jon Hendrickson is an Assistant Professor of Security Studies in the Joint Warfighting Department at Air University’s Air Command and Staff College.  After being awarded a Tyng Scholarship to Williams College, he earned his Ph.D in military history from The Ohio State University, where he was awarded a Mershon Center Fellowship to conduct research in Vienna, Rome, Paris and London.  This research lead to the publication of Crisis in the Mediterranean, a book on the shifting alliances and naval races in the Mediterranean before World War I.  After graduating from Ohio State, he was awarded the Class of 1957 Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Naval History at the US Naval Academy, and taught at Coastal Carolina University.  He has published and presented several papers on naval and military history, ancient history, and diplomatic history.

Research Interest/Expertise: Naval history, particularly 1850-1950, World War I, Origins of the First World War

Major Christopher G. Marquis is an Instructor in the Department of Joint Warfighting at the Air Command and Staff College (ACSC/DEW), Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.  He joined the ACSC staff in June 2015. His work at DEW includes designing lesson plans and teaching plans, and instructing the two joint warfighting courses (JW1 and JW2). He also instructs the ACSC elective “Understanding the U.S. Constitution” with Dr. Robert Mahoney. His primary career field is contracting, and he is a worldwide deployable contingency contracting officer. Before his current assignment, Major Marquis was the Chief, Operations Branch, Air Force Installation Contracting Agency (AFICA), Operating Location Air Combat Command (OL-ACC), Langley AFB, Virginia.  Major Marquis has served five deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq, the latest as the Chief of the Regional Contracting Office in Sharana, Afghanistan in October 2012. He was commissioned in 2001 through the Officer Training School at Maxwell AFB, Alabama.  In 2000, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. In 2006, he earned his MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.            

Research Interest/Expertise: U.S. history and early aviation history.

 

Lt Col John K. Martin is an Instructor in the Joint Warfighting Department at Air University’s Air Command and Staff College.  Lt Col Martin recently served as the MacDill Air Force Base Chief of Safety where he was responsible for the base safety program for 13,000 personnel.  He was the Chief of Levant Strategic Plans and Executive Officer to the Director, Strategy, Plans, and Policy, United States Central Command.  In this capacity he was responsible for developing long-range strategic planning for Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey, Israel, and Cyprus.  Additionally, he organized, planned, and coordinated executive matters and support for the two-star Director and seven one-star Deputies.  Lt Col Martin has served in a variety of flying assignments, qualifying as an instructor pilot in the KC-135R and KC-10A.  Lt Col Martin is a graduate of the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies and Air Mobility Command’s PHOENIX REACH and PHOENIX HAWK leadership development programs.  His previous positions include assistant operations officer in Air Mobility Command’s largest operations support squadron, flight commander in two major weapon systems, headquarters aircrew analysis officer, and Tanker Airlift Control Center global operations director.  Lt Col Martin is a command pilot with more than 2,500 flying hours including multiple combat deployments.

Research Interest/Expertise: Middle East History and Policy, Decisive Battle, Strategy Development, Theater Strategic Campaign Planning

 

Lieutenant Colonel Christopher McKinney is an instructor in the Joint Warfighting Department at Air University’s Air Command and Staff College.  LTC Mckinney has served in a wide variety of command and staff positions throughout his 21 year career.  LTC Mckinney served as a Company Commander in Iraq from March 2003 through the completion of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM ONE in December 2003. He returned to Iraq for a second tour in 2009. Most recently LTC Mckinney served as the Executive Officer for the Infantry Commandant at the Maneuver Center of Excellence.  His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Infantry Officer Advanced Course at the United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia, and The Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama.  LTC McKinney’s  awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal ( with one oak leaf cluster),  the Meritorious Service Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters),the Army Achievement Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, the NATO Medal, the Combat Infantrymen Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Airborne Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and  the Ranger Tab.

Research Interest/Expertise: Joint Operations, Joint Doctrine, multi-domain operations

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Lieutenant Colonel Michael W. Miranda is an Academic Advisor and Instructor in the Joint Warfighting Department at Air University's Air Command and Staff College.

Research Interest/Expertise: Joint Operations, Joint Doctrine, multi-domain operations 

Commander James C. Montgomery (US Navy) is an Academic Advisor and Instructor in the Joint Warfighting Department at Air University's Air Command and Staff College.

Research Interest/Expertise: Joint Operations, Joint Doctrine, multi-domain operations 

Lieutenant Colonel Michael “Shayne” Mullins is an Academic Advisor and Instructor in the Joint Warfighting Department at Air University’s Air Command and Staff College.  LTC Mullins was commissioned in the US Army in 1996 as a Field Artillery Officer.  He has served in numerous key artillery developmental positions, including: Company Fire Support Officer, Battalion Targeting Officer, Ammunition Officer, and Battalion Operations and Executive Officer.  He has also held key artillery command positions.  These include Battery Commander, 2-15 FA, 10th Mountain Division (Ft Drum, NY); the first Basic Officer Leadership (BOLC) Company Commander, (Ft Sill, OK); Deputy Commander of 215 Fires Brigade, (Camp Casey, Korea); Battalion Commander, 1-78 FA (Ft Sill, OK).
 
His combat tours and operational experience includes two deployments; Afghanistan and Iraq. In Afghanistan he worked as the Aid-de-Camp for TF Mountain. In Iraq he worked as the Division MiTT Team Executive Officer for the 6th Iraqi Army Bagdad, Iraq.  He currently holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Pikeville, KY, and a Master’s Degree from the Command and General Staff College in Leavenworth, Kansas. LTC Mullins recently completed the Joint Forces Staff College and earned his special skill identifier as a Joint Planner and will attend the Senior Service College next summer.

Research Interest/Expertise:  Fraud, Waste, and Abuse within DoD Contingency Contracts 

Lieutenant Colonel Lance “Rosy” Rosa-Miranda is an Academic Advisor and Instructor in the Joint Warfighting Department at Air University's Air Command and Staff College.

           

Research Interest/Expertise: Joint Operations, Joint Doctrine, multi-domain operations 

Christopher M. Stamper is an instructor of Joint Warfighting at the United States Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College.  He has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Oceanography and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies.  He is currently a doctoral student concentrating his studies on Public Policy and Public Administration of Peacekeeping Operations, specifically in East African Affairs.  He has taught at the US Naval Academy and the Air War College.

Research Interest/Expertise: Joint Planning, African Professional Military Education and Contemporary African Military Operations.

Lieutenant Colonel Michael Teaster is an instructor in the Joint Warfighting Department at Air University’s Air Command and Staff College.  LTC Teaster has served in a wide variety positions from Platoon Leader to the Joint Staff throughout his 20 year career. His assignments included duty with the 82d Airborne Division, 3rd Infantry Division, JSTARS, Joint Staff, and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). He holds a Master's Degree in Education from Liberty University.

Research Interest/Expertise: Joint Operations, Joint Doctrine, multi-domain operations  

 

Major Timothy L. “Velvet” Tormey (US Marine Corps) is an Academic Advisor and Instructor in the Joint Warfighting Department at Air University's Air Command and Staff College.

           

Research Interest/Expertise: Joint Operations, Joint Doctrine, multi-domain operations

 

Lieutenant Colonel Jason B. Tussey (US Army) is an Academic Advisor and Instructor in the Joint Warfighting Department at Air University's Air Command and Staff College.

Research Interest/Expertise: Joint Operations, Joint Doctrine, multi-domain operations

Lt Col Phil Warlick is an Academic Advisor and Instructor in the Joint Warfighting Department at Air University’s Air Command and Staff College.  Additionally, he is an adjunct instructor for the Air University Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Research Task Force – Vigilant Horizons.   Lt Col Warlick was commissioned in 1997 through the US Air Force Academy where he was a distinguished graduate.  He has held a variety of positions in intelligence operations, targeting, staff, and operations support.  Assignments included: 36th Intelligence Squadron, Langley AFB; 2nd Operations Support Squadron, Barksdale AFB; US Pacific Command Joint Intelligence Operations Center, Pearl Harbor, HI, 301st Fighter Wing, Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, TX; the Joint Staff, Directorate of Intelligence (J-2), and the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence (OUSD(I)).  Lt Col Warlick is a recent graduate of Air War College where he earned academic distinction.  His professional studies paper at AWC focused on ISR support to joint targeting in the anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) environment.

Research Interest/Expertise: ISR, targeting, assessment, A2/AD, critical thinking, leadership