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History of Think Tank

The CGO Think Tank Elective was introduced at Squadron Officer School in January 2013. The elective was a spin-off of the Critical Analysis assignment, which tasked students to research a strategic level problem (of their choosing) and develop recommendations on how to solve it. The faculty quickly realized that the students were making valid, well thought-out, recommendations to come of the Air Forces's most difficult strategic-level problems. Unfortunately there was no avenue to get these recommendation in front of the senior level decision makers with the capability to affect change...enter the Think Tank.

The CGO Think Tank is a SOS elective that tasks its participants to look at a current Air Force issue and make recommendations from a
CGO perspective on how to solve it. In-residence students interested in participating in the Think Tank Elective are asked to submit a short paper the second day of class. From these essays, participants are picked based on their critical thought in response to the question and their writing ability. The participants are divided into groups, each with a senior mentor (O-6 or PHD with a background in the selected topic) and a faculty advisor. All groups are then given a problem and tasked to research and make recommendations, with the ultimate goal of briefing their findings/recommendation to the AETC/CC.

Topics addressed by the CGO Think Tank and the associated products by the students can be accessed below. If you would like more information on the Think Tank, call the SOC front office DSN 493-1197 or Commercial (334) 953-1197.

Think Tank Papers

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ClassSorted By Class In Descending OrderTopicSquadronFile
18DAir Force of the FutureEagles18D AF of the Future EAGLES BBP_18 Apr 18.pdf
18DAir Force of the FutureEagles18D AF of the Future Eagles_Final Paper_18 Apr 18.pdf
18DAir Force of the FutureEagles18D AF of the Future Eagles_FINAL PRESENTATION_18 Apr 18.pdf
18DAir Force of the FutureRaptor18D AF of the Future Raptors BBP_18 Apr 18.pdf
18DAir Force of the FutureRaptor18D AF of the Future Raptors_Final Paper_18 Apr 18.pdf
18DAir Force of the FutureRaptor18D AF of the Future Raptors_FINAL PRESENTATION_18 Apr 18.pdf
18CAir Force Track SystemEagles18C Air Force Track System_Article.pdf
18CAir Force Track SystemEagles18C Air Force Track System_BBP.pdf
18CAir Force Track SystemEagles18C Air Force Track System_Presentation.pdf
17FImproving Officer RetentionFalcons17F Think Tank Falcons 7-Day Option Research Paper Final.pdf
17FImproving Officer RetentionFalcons17F Think Tank Falcons BBP Final.pdf
17FImproving Officer RetentionFalcons17F Think Tank Falcons Final.pdf
17EProposed New Officer Performance Report for PromotionsEagles17E_Eagles_Think_Tank_BBP.pdf
17EProposed New Officer Performance Report for PromotionsEagles17E_Eagles_Think_Tank_Presentation_Final.pdf
17EProposed New Officer Performance Report for PromotionsFalcons17E_Falcons_Think_Tank_BBP.pdf
17EProposed New Officer Performance Report for PromotionsFalcons17E_Falcons_Think_Tank_Presentation_Final.pdf
17EProposed New Officer Performance Report for PromotionsRaptor17E_Raptors_Think_Tank_BBP.pdf
17EProposed New Officer Performance Report for PromotionsRaptor17E_Raptors_Think_Tank_Presentation_Final.pdf
17DChanging the Deterrence ParadigmEagles17D_Eagles_Think_Tank_Final_BBP.pdf
17DChanging the Deterrence ParadigmEagles17D_Eagles_Think_Tank_Final_Paper.pdf
17DChanging the Deterrence ParadigmEagles17D_Eagles_Think_Tank_Presentation_Final.pdf
17DChanging the Deterrence ParadigmFalcons17D_Falcons_Think_Tank_BBP_Final.pdf
17DChanging the Deterrence ParadigmFalcons17D_Falcons_Think_Tank_Paper_Final.pdf
17DChanging the Deterrence ParadigmFalcons17D_Falcons_Think_Tank_Presentation.pdf
17CBattlefield Decision-Making Speed ImprovementThunderbolt17C_Topic_4_Thunderbolt_Final_Paper.pdf
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