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    Air Force Doctrine Podcast

    Air Force Doctrine Podcast

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    About

    Air Force Doctrine Podcast is the podcast of the LeMay Center for Doctrine Development & Education at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. This podcast explores timely topics of interest regarding current and emerging doctrine to educate, inspire, and develop Airmen and Guardians. Guests will include a range of Service professionals and experts with vast knowledge and experience on a variety of military doctrine-related topics. Deciphering Doctrine episodes are one in collaboration with Squadron Officer School - Air University Advanced Research Elective.



    Episodes


    • Air Force Doctrine Podcast: Lessons Learned in Doctrine - Ep 8 - AMC/CC GEN. MINIHAN: Beyond the manifesto, mobility as the joint maneuver force, risk as an art, and leadership

      This special episode features General Mike Minihan, the Commander of Air Mobility Command (AMC*). With what some see as his provocative “Mobility Manifesto,” General Minihan challenged his Airmen to “explode in theater, sense and seize opportunities, and focus on lethality.” In our conversation, we discuss “Beyond the Manifesto” and focus on joint force maneuver and the assertion that “mobility is the most relied-upon force in the history of warfare.” We explore lessons... read more

      02/16/2024


    • Air Force Doctrine Podcast: Lessons Learned in Doctrine - Ep 7 - General Kenney: Leadership (Mission Command), C2, Air Task Forces, Relationships, and Logistics in Pacific WWII

      Get smart about AIRPOWER in the Pacific theater of WWII! This episode features Dr. Robert Muller, Professor of Military History at the US Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS), as we discuss GENERAL GEORGE C. KENNEY, commander of the Allied Air Forces in the Southwest Pacific Area of World War II. We focus on Gen Kenney’s approach to LEADERSHIP, COMMAND AND CONTROL (C2), and LEADING UP AND DOWN the chain of command. We discuss how Gen Kenney “handled” GEN MacArthur... read more

      01/26/2024


    • Air Force Doctrine Podcast: Deciphering Doctrine - Ep 15 - VCSAF GEN. SLIFE explains the biggest changes to the AF since its inception: ATFs, AFFORGEN, MCA, and the Strategic Environment

      This special episode features General James C. Slife, the newly appointed Air Force Vice Chief of Staff (VCSAF). Gen Slife explains the current strategic environment and how it's influencing some of the largest structural and organizational changes in Air Force history. Join us as Gen Slife breaks down Air Task Forces, Air Force Force Generation, Multi-Capable Airmen, Composite Wings, and how they all fit together.

      As a reminder to all listeners, all topics discussed are UNCLASSIFIED, and the views expressed by guests or hosts are not necessarily the position of the United States Air Force, the Department of Defense, or any government agency.

      01/05/2024


    • Air Force Doctrine Podcast: Deciphering Doctrine - Ep 14 - Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations: Clarifications on Electromagnetic/Cyber/Info Warfare, and Why EMSO Matters

      We explore the Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) world with Colonel Joshua Koslov, Commander of the 350th Spectrum Warfare Wing (350 SWW). Col Koslov provides immense clarity and education on this rapidly evolving and immensely important Air Force and Joint mission.
      As the 350 SWW Commander, Col Koslov leads the wing’s primary mission to provide rapid electronic combat power to combatant commanders along the entire competition continuum in peacetime, crisis, and war. He also... read more

      12/08/2023


    • Air Force Doctrine Podcast: Deciphering Doctrine - Ep 13 – Thinking Operationally & Why Large Scale Combat Operations is NOT “Afghanistan x 10"

      On this episode of “Deciphering Doctrine,” we pick apart the operational level of war and Large Scale Combat Operations (LSCO) with LeMay Center’s own Dr. Dan, “Bookem” Jordan. We discussed the linkages between tactical, operational, and strategic levels of war and the enormous difference between counterinsurgency operations of the past and LSCO of the future, including why “Afghanistan 10x” is not an accurate illustration of a war with China or Russia.

      Dr. Jordan is a... read more

      11/17/2023


    • Air Force Doctrine Podcast: Lessons Learned in Doctrine - Ep 6 – Operation ANACONDA: Leadership, Mission Command, & Risk

      This episode features Colonel (retired) Matt “El Cid” Neunswander as he discusses his role in Operation Anaconda in March of 2002. El Cid and I discuss his lessons learned on leadership, mission command, and risk - from his personal experience of setting up forward-operating-bases, or contingency locations – first at Jacobabad, Pakistan, and subsequently at Bagram AFB, Afghanistan.

      As a reminder to all listeners, all topics discussed are UNCLASSIFIED, and the views expressed by... read more

      10/27/2023


    • Air Force Doctrine Podcast: Deciphering Doctrine – Ep 12 – ACE Enablers: MCA, Force Packages, and Mission Command

      This unique episode was recorded at the Air University booth at the 2023 Air and Space Forces Association Conference. The AFA conference afforded us the unique opportunity to sit down with three of the top Airmen involved in developing the Agile Combat Employment (ACE) concept. Please join us as we discuss ACE and its enablers - why multi-capable Airmen (MCA), tailorable force packages, and mission command are so vital to its success.

      As a reminder to all listeners, all topics discussed are UNCLASSIFIED, and the views expressed by guests or hosts are not necessarily the position of the United States Air Force, the Department of Defense, or any government agency.

      09/14/2023


    • Air Force Doctrine Podcast: Lessons Learned in Doctrine - Ep 5 – The Flying Tigers of WWII: modern applications for ACE, PR, the role of personalities, and the importance of building relationships before war

      This episode features U.S. Air Force Major Daniel J. Jackson and examines lessons learned from the China, Burma, India (CBI) theater in the period leading up to and including WWII. Maj Jackson’s extensive research and key insights into the application of airpower can provide listeners insights from the CBI theater that still apply to modern Air Force strategy and operations, including: agile combat employment (ACE), personnel recovery (PR), irregular warfare (IR), and the role of... read more

      09/08/2023


    • Air Force Doctrine Podcast: Lessons Learned in Doctrine - Ep 4 - "Go Help Americans" A Mission Command Case Study

      This episode of the Lessons Learned in Doctrine series coincides with the release of AFDP 1-1 Mission Command, available at https://www.doctrine.af.mil

      In this episode, I sit down with retired Lieutenant General Marshall “Brad” Webb and discuss his experience as an MH-53 pilot and mission commander in responding to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Gen Webb relates how he answered to the call to "Go help Americans" to the principles of Mission Command and the... read more

      08/17/2023


    • AFDP 1-1, Mission Command

      Highlights from Air Force Doctrine Publication 1-1, Mission Command
      https://www.doctrine.af.mil

      Music Credits:
      'Goliath' by Scott Buckley - released under CC-BY 4.0. www.scottbuckley.com.au

      08/15/2023


    • Air Force Doctrine Podcast: Deciphering Doctrine – Ep 11 – How Air Force Doctrine Keeps Up with the Changing Character of War

      On this episode of the Deciphering Doctrine series, we interview the top three authors of our Inspiring Doctrinal Innovation essay contest. They explore how the AF should adapt to the changing character of war. Themes include removing stovepipes in the AOC and planning process, broadening the scope of irregular warfare, and modernizing information operations. The diverse background of the authors can provide listeners key insights into how AF doctrine may need to adapt for the future of warfare.

      As a reminder to all listeners, all topics discussed are UNCLASSIFIED, and the views expressed by guests or hosts are not necessarily the position of the United States Air Force, the Department of Defense, or any government agency.

      07/28/2023


    • Air Force Doctrine Podcast: Deciphering Doctrine – Ep 10 – What is Air Force Doctrine

      On this episode of deciphering doctrine, I sit down with doctrine analyst Bob Christensen and discuss just what is this thing we call doctrine. Bob’s extensive experience as a doctrine analyst spans over two decades, making him the ideal candidate to inform our listeners of the uniqueness of doctrine. Bob touches on several nuances of doctrine, explains the difference between policy and doctrine, and highlights how doctrine serves as the “box to think outside of.” Please join us as we explore “What is Air Force Doctrine?”

      As a reminder to all listeners, all topics discussed are UNCLASSIFIED, and the views expressed by guests or hosts are not necessarily the position of the United States Air Force or the Department of Defense.

      07/07/2023


    • Air Force Doctrine Podcast: Lessons Learned in Doctrine- Ep 3 - The Importance of Information Operations: Lessons from Ukraine

      In this third episode of Lesson Learned in Doctrine, I invited Dr. Josh Sipper, Professor of Cyber Studies at Air Command and Staff College, back to discuss the way operations in the information environment (OIE) in Ukraine are highlighting changes in the character of war that will eventually shape future doctrine. Our conversation explores a range of topics to include lessons learned in utilizing OIE prior to a conflict and the importance of cultural understanding in the information domain. Please join us.

      As a reminder to all listeners, all topics discussed are UNCLASSIFIED, and views expressed by guests or hosts are not necessarily the position of United States Air Force or the Department of Defense.

      06/16/2023


    • Air Force Doctrine Podcast: Deciphering Doctrine – Ep 9 - The Origin and Future of Multi-Capable Airmen (MCA)

      In this episode of our Deciphering Doctrine series, we interview Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt) Jason Sells on the origin and future of the multi-capable Airman (MCA) concept. Chief Sells has been involved with the creation and development of the MCA concept since its inception and currently leads the Air Force’s MCA development working group at Headquarters Air Force. Discussion items include the connection between MCA, agile combat employment (ACE), and mission command, as well as... read more

      05/26/2023


    • Air Force Doctrine Podcast: Lessons Learned in Doctrine- Ep 2 - Deterring a Peer Competitor: The Role of Airpower

      In the second episode of "Lessons Learned in Doctrine," our panel examines the role of Air Power in the period leading up to World War II and discusses how these lessons can be applied to the context of our current return to great power competition (GPC).

      The guests on this episode are Dr. Richard Mue, a Professor at the USAF School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS) at Maxwell AFB, Alabama, specializing in the history of air power and World War II, and Dr. Dan "Book'em" Jordan,... read more

      05/12/2023


    • Air Force Doctrine Podcast: Lessons Learned in Doctrine- Ep 1 - The Kabul Airlift

      In this first episode of our new series, “Lessons Learned in Doctrine,” we examine the application of Air Force doctrine during the operation to withdraw personnel from Afghanistan in August of 2020. Key insights include increased friction due to undefined command relationships and a degraded ability to communicate and trade data, ultimately preventing the establishment of a common operating picture. Yet despite these short comings, the overall success of the Kabul Airlift highlights the... read more

      04/12/2023


    • Air Force Doctrine Podcast: Deciphering Doctrine – Ep 8 – The Transition from GWOT to GPC

      In this episode, we talk with Colonel Anthony Sampson, the Air University Cyber Chair and Air War College Instructor, and Mr. KC Brooks from the LeMay Center on transitioning from a two-decade conflict in the middle east to great power competition (GPC). The group discusses the mindset and training transitions required by military members and planners accustomed to operating in a permissive environment to a future conflict environment that will likely be heavy in cyber operations against a... read more

      03/14/2023


    • Air Force Doctrine Podcast: Deciphering Doctrine – Ep 7 – Essay Contest Kickoff: Doctrine Needs to Keep Up as Warfare Changes

      In this special edition episode, we interview Naval Postgraduate School Professor Emeritus Dr. John Arquilla as a kick-off event to our first bi-annual Inspiring Doctrinal Innovation essay contest. The contest is open to all Department of the Air Force personnel. It offers the top paper a cash prize and publication opportunities for up to 20 quality papers for discussing how a specific USAF operational doctrine will need to change, or a new doctrine adopted, due to the changing character of... read more

      01/27/2023


    • Air Force Doctrine Podcast: Deciphering Doctrine – Ep 6 – Information Operations in ACE, Space, and Cyberspace

      In this episode, we host Dr. Joshua Sipper, Professor of Cyber Warfare studies at Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, AL. He currently runs the operational track of the cyber specialization to include courses on cyber ISR and cyber electromagnetic warfare. Before ACSC and the AF Cyber Warfare College, he worked at the LeMay Center and has a background in doctrine development. The group discusses information operations (IO) and campaigns, using information to influence operations... read more

      01/17/2023


    • Air Force Doctrine Podcast: Deciphering Doctrine – Ep 5 – Mental Health Services: A Doctrinal Responsibility

      This week we discuss mental health, along with the services available to Airmen & Guardians, with a unique perspective from a medical provider. Capt Aaron Morrison, a clinical psychologist, stationed at Kirtland AFB, NM, sat down to talk about when someone should seek help, removing the stigma with mental health services, and discussing the range of care options provided to active-duty members and dependents.



      Visit https://www.resilience.af.mil/ for help with spouse/family resources,... read more

      12/16/2022


    • Air Force Doctrine Podcast: Deciphering Doctrine – Ep 4 – Agile Combat Employment (ACE) Through the Defender Lens

      Join us this week as students of Squadron Office school interview CMSgt
      Kerry Thompson (42d Security Forces Squadron, Maxwell AFB) and Mr. KC Brooks (LeMay Center). The panel discusses ACE as it applies to Security Forces
      Airmen and identifies areas where defenders will need to focus in preparing
      for operations under the ACE scheme of maneuver.

      Visit https://www.doctrine.af.mil/ to access AFDP 3-10 Force Protection,
      other USAF doctrine publications, and additional links to learn more... read more

      11/04/2022


    • Air Force Doctrine Podcast: Deciphering Doctrine – Ep 3 – Multi-Capable Airman

      Join us this week as students of Squadron Officer School interview Maj
      Samory A. Abdul-Raheem to discuss Multi-Capable Airman (MCA). Maj
      Abdul-Raheem provides unique insight into how his team was involved in
      establishing MCA training for a unit in PACAF from the ground up, the
      challenges they faced, and what integrated MCA training may look like for
      future Airman.

      Visit https://www.doctrine.af.mil/ to read
      AFDN 1-21 Agile Combat Employment, AFDP 3-99 Joint All-Domain Ops,... read more

      10/07/2022


    • Air Force Doctrine Podcast:: Deciphering Doctrine – Ep 3 – Multi-Capable Airman

      Join us this week as students of Squadron Officer School interview Maj
      Samory A. Abdul-Raheem to discuss Multi-Capable Airman (MCA). Maj
      Abdul-Raheem provides unique insight into how his team was involved in
      establishing MCA training for a unit in PACAF from the ground up, the
      challenges they faced, and what integrated MCA training may look like for
      future Airman.

      Visit https://www.doctrine.af.mil/ to read
      AFDN 1-21 Agile Combat Employment, AFDP 3-99 Joint All-Domain Ops,... read more

      10/07/2022


    • Air Force Doctrine Podcast:: Deciphering Doctrine - Ep 1 - Joint All-Domain Operations

      Join us this week as students of Squadron Officer School interview Dr. Jeffrey M. Reilly to discuss Joint All-Domain Operations (JADO). They define JADO, cover its importance to current and future Airman, how it differs from concepts used in other services, and the path towards JADO joint doctrine.

      Visit https://www.doctrine.af.mil/ to read AFDP 3-99 Joint All-Domain Ops, other USAF doctrine publications, and additional links to learn more about topics discussed in this podcast.

      As a... read more

      09/16/2022


    • Air Force Doctrine Podcast:: Deciphering Doctrine - Ep 2 - Agile Combat Employment

      Join us this week as we sit down with Lt Col Justin D. Settles, Deputy Director of the China Aerospace Studies Institute (CASI) to discuss Agile Combat Employment (ACE) and China’s reaction to its development. Further topics include the link between Command and Control (C2) and Joint All-Domain Operations (JADO), the difficulties of logistics operations in ACE, and how ACE will impact Airman of all ranks in current and future operational environments.

      Visit... read more

      09/16/2022


    • Air Force Doctrine Podcast: Ep. 1, Deciphering Doctrine

      In this inaugural episode of Deciphering Doctrine, our host, Captain Mary Belviso, interviews Major General William Holt, Commander of the LeMay Center. They discuss some of the latest updates in Air Force operational doctrine: Air Force Doctrine Publication 1, The Air Force; emerging doctrine. Doctrine Note 1-21, Agile Combat Employment; and other ongoing rewrites. They also discuss why Airmen should care about doctrine and the relationship between doctrine, policy, and strategy. SOS AUAR Students: Captain Mary Belviso, Captain Benjamin Fingerle, Captain Jeffrey Martinez, Captain Kyle Meade, Captain Kyle Stutzman, Captain Andrew White

      06/01/2022


    • Air Force Doctrine Podcast: Lessons Learned in Doctrine – Ep 1 – The Kabul Airlift

      In this first episode of our new series, “Lessons Learned in Doctrine,” we examine the application of Air Force doctrine during the operation to withdraw personnel from Afghanistan in August of 2020. Key insights include increased friction due to undefined command relationships and a degraded ability to communicate and trade data, ultimately preventing the establishment of a common operating picture. Yet despite these short comings, the overall success of the Kabul Airlift highlights the... read more

      12/31/1969