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Upcoming events

    • 28 Sep 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Video conference rehearsal
    • 99

    Video conference: optional rehearsal

    Location: online via a link to Zoom.us

    Jeremy Lewis is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    At 6 pm on Monday, Join the Zoom Meeting by clicking this link

    https://us02web.zoom.us/ ...

    The Meeting should open "automagically", but just in case:

    Meeting ID: 838 0428 1013

    Passcode: 296013

    (For security against trolls, you may need to wait a few minutes before admittance.)

    • 29 Sep 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Video conference
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    Lt. Gen. James B. Hecker is Commander and President, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. He provides full-spectrum education, research and outreach at every level through professional military education, professional continuing education and academic degree granting. He leads the intellectual and leadership center of the U.S. Air Force, graduating more than 50,000 residents and 120,000 non-resident officers, enlisted and civilian personnel each year. Additionally, he is responsible for officer commissioning through Officer Training School and the Reserve Officer Training Corps.

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    Lt. Gen. Hecker was commissioned in the Air Force in 1989 after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He was both a graduate and instructor at the U.S. Air Force Weapons Instructor Course. He has commanded at the squadron, group, wing and numbered Air Force levels. The general last served as Vice Director of Operations, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia.

    Lt. Gen. Hecker is a command pilot with more than 3,500 hours flying various aircraft including the F-15C Eagle, F-22 Raptor, MQ-1B Predator, HH-60 Pave Hawk, C-208 Caravan and the T-38C Talon. He has flown combat missions in operations Southern Watch, Allied Force, Resolute Support and Freedom’s Sentinel.

    He holds the BA from the USAF Academy and the MSc in Aeronautical Sciences, from the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He also served as a Congressional Legislative Fellow.

    Among his many decorations are the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal and Air Medal with combat “C” device. 

Past events

12 May 2020 Air War College Professors' Regional Reports
28 Apr 2020 Values-Based Leadership Forum, Troy University and Air War College
14 Apr 2020 Dr. Ray Takeyh, "Iran and its US strategy" CANCELLED owing to pandemic
17 Mar 2020 Lt. Gen. Hecker, “US Global Military Operations: A Joint Staff Perspective” - CANCELLED owing to pandemic
11 Feb 2020 Amb. Chase Untermeyer, “The Middle East Security Situation”
19 Nov 2019 Dr. Rebecca Grant, "Trade Wars: Tariffs, Sanctions, 5G Tech and the New Tools of American Diplomacy"
01 Nov 2019 "NATO at 70" Conference, TUM Campus, 1-2 Nov. 2019
08 Oct 2019 Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Walter Givhan and Dr. Mark Conversino, "Russia and the US: The State of the Relationship"
11 Sep 2019 Ms. Sarah Chayes, "International Corruption and Its Discontents"
07 May 2019 Air War College Professors, Regional Reports
09 Apr 2019 Michael Slobodchikoff and G. Doug Davis, “Decline of the Liberal International Order”
12 Mar 2019 Dr. Adam Segal, "Technology and Innovation"
12 Feb 2019 Dr. William "Drew" Wagstaff, "China Ascendant"
30 Jan 2019 Great Decisions 2019 seminar series
15 Nov 2018 Dr. Joshua Busby, "Climate Change and National Security: What Do We Know?"
16 Oct 2018 Dr. Grant Hammond, "The Revolution in Security Affairs" [Brought forward]
11 Sep 2018 Dr. Pano Yannakogeorgos, “A World at War With Itself: The Cyber Threat and Globalization”
08 May 2018 Air War College Professors, Regional Reports
11 Apr 2018 General Michael Hayden, USAF (ret), “Global Security”
13 Feb 2018 Professor Gabriel Aquilera, “Venezuela”
23 Jan 2018 Amb. Jack Matlock, PhD, "Russia Then and Now"
23 Jan 2018 Great Decisions 2018 seminar series
16 Nov 2017 Professor Jorge Dominquez, “Cuba: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”
17 Oct 2017 Professor Loch Johnson, "American Foreign Policy in a World Both Uncertain and Dangerous"
12 Sep 2017 Dr. Mark Conversino for Amb. Jack Matlock, "Russia, Then and Now"
09 May 2017 Panel of Air War College Instructors, "Report to Alabama on Regional Tours"
11 Apr 2017 Ambassador Marc Grossman, "Turkey, Europe and the US"
14 Mar 2017 John Pomfret, journalist, on China
17 Jan 2017 Great Decisions 2017 Seminar Series
10 Jan 2017 US and Korean Officials, “A Celebration of Korea”
15 Nov 2016 Dr. David Sorenson, Air War College, “Requiem for Syria”
18 Oct 2016 Jennifer M. Harris, Council on Foreign Relations, "Geoeconomics and Statecraft"
06 Oct 2016 (copy) International Security Seminar Series
29 Sep 2016 International Security Seminar Series
20 Sep 2016 Ambassador Joseph Wilson, “Africa and the US: Past and Present”
10 May 2016 Air War College Faculty Regional Studies Report.
08 Mar 2016 Philip Brenner: Behind the Scenes of the U.S.-Cuba Turnaround.
27 Jan 2016 Great Decisions Discussion Series
19 Jan 2016 By Special Demand January 19, 2016, "Korea-Win, Lose, or Draw?" with Gen Cleveland
13 Dec 2015 Joe Klein, on Sunday 13 December at 6:30 PM
11 Nov 2015 AWAC National Conference 2015
10 Nov 2015 Osama Siblani
20 Oct 2015 James Clad
22 Sep 2015 Dennis Lockhart sponsored by Johnson Sterling
27 Aug 2015 Peter Zeihan sponsored by Air University, the Alabama World Affairs Council and Auburn Montgomery
01 Jul 2015 Senior Air War College Instructors: Report to Alabama
29 Apr 2015 William Moomaw, "The Future of Energy Worldwide- Affecting the Economy, National Security, and the Environment"

For a complete listing of past events and notes of speeches, please visit http://www.awac.us

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