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Air University Press (AU Press) is the publishing agent for Air University (AU). Since 1953, it has edited, published, and distributed over 1.1 million student papers, curriculum texts, faculty research pieces, journals, and scholarly books to further airpower thought critical to the intellectual growth of the Air Force. AU Press is the preeminent press for airpower-related publishing.

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This issue discusses how certain traits are transmitted through transformational leadership behavior and a more sophisticated approach to multidomain operations. The Views section addresses lessons from space/cyber operations, ethics in the cyberspace domain, and the requirement for Air Force COIN-specific doctrine. Also read commentaries about air advising in Afghanistan and the myths and realities of artificial intelligence.
Our Fall issue explores European Union military cooperation and national defense; peace building and state building; Islamist violent extremism; security in Syria’s opposition-controlled areas; and the conundrum of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) coordination in South Sudan.
Strategic Studies Quarterly (SSQ) is the peer reviewed strategic journal of the United States Air Force, fostering intellectual enrichment for national and international security professionals. SSQ provides a forum for critically examining, informing, and debating, national and international security matters.
Our summer edition focuses on the challenges that threaten our Western Hemisphere and the efforts of the System of Cooperation Among the American Air Forces (SICOFAA) to counteract them via its new operational approach, as adopted by the Conference of Chiefs of American Air Forces (CONJEFAMER).
Edited and compiled by Grant T. Hammond, this is the first book published on John R. Boyd’s famous same-titled briefing. A maverick fighter pilot devoted to the Air Force, Boyd challenged orthodoxy including fighter tactics and how wars were to be fought. Although inspiring radically different opinions, his ideas have influenced militaries, business, politics, and education globally.
This newly developed Air University text focuses on the Full-Range Leadership Model (FRLM) and its application in team leadership. Leaders applying the FRLM approach can see immediate, tangible results. Leveraging the components of transformational leadership has been proven to result in the most effective style of leadership.
This paper explores the ethics education programs at the service war colleges based on three fundamental questions: 1) What are the desired outcomes of ethics education? 2) How should curriculum be structured to achieve those outcomes? 3) What is the correct faculty composition to develop and employ that curriculum?
An examination of the requirements for innovation along with recent neuroscience and organizational psychology research provides valuable insight into countering a culture of groupthink. Recommendations include recruiting creative personalities, training in divergent thinking, and promoting innovative leaders.
Relying largely on oral history interviews, this work explores the evolution and contributions of the Battlefield Airmen assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) special tactics units over 50 years. “Their story deserves telling within the US Air Force and to the general public.”
Historical and present-day interviews of the first 17 Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force provide a snapshot of this select group. In their own words, they each reveal a unique perspective about their lives and times and ultimately of the history of the USAF.
Lt Gen Darryl Roberson, former AETC commander, and Dr. Matthew Stafford, AU VP for academic affairs, discuss the USAF’s new force-development paradigm that better prepares Airmen and cultivates a culture of lifelong learning. Because “this new approach will eventually affect every aspect of force development, . . . it is important that all Airmen understand what we are doing and why we are doing it.”
A handful of USAF advisors deployed to help the Iraqis reconstitute their air force in January 2004. Cully presents the essentials of that complex sequence of events. This is a story about the ingenuity, flexibility, and perseverance of the USAF Airman-advisors who deployed to Iraq and the Iraqi patriots they trained.
Sawtelle provides opportunities to reflect on leadership in an uncommon context. The personal and cultural blind spots of trust, risk, investment of time, ownership, technology dependence, and personal adaptability are examined. These elements can serve as catalysts for consideration and dialogue to aid in the evolution of modern leadership culture.

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The Style Guide, part 1 of this publication, provides guidance to Air University’s community of writers. It offers a coherent, consistent stylistic base for writing and editing. The Author Guide, part 2 of this publication, offers simple, concise instructions to writers who wish to submit a manuscript to AU Press for consideration.
This ACSC-developed handbook is intended to advance the practice of command. The advice and experiences of prior commanders will help you become a better, more effective leader.
Everyone can be a better listener. Using the concepts of what we think, feel, and do about listening, Dr. Kline promotes the need for honing this often neglected communication skill. He presents logical, practical methods that will help you to become a better listener in your personal and professional life in everyday and critical situations.
Dr. Kline presents techniques on how to speak successfully. He provides examples and pointers for both the novice and the skilled speaker.
This primer is useful for individuals who are not “space aware”—unacquainted with space capabilities, organizations, and operations—and for those who are, especially those associated with the space community but not familiar with space capabilities, organizations, and operations outside their areas of expertise. It is your guide and invitation to all the excitement and opportunity of space.
This newly developed Air University text focuses on the Full-Range Leadership Model (FRLM) and its application in team leadership. Leaders applying the FRLM approach can see immediate, tangible results. Leveraging the components of transformational leadership has been proven to result in the most effective style of leadership.

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This collection of essays—most written for this volume—and speeches are on the themes of religious expression, homosexuality, gender, race, and ethics in the military.
Spires embarks on a study of the Air Force’s long involvement in initiating, developing, and applying space-based systems in support of the nation’s security.

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