Defense Studies


This is a senior-level survey course, which examines the national security process, regional studies, advanced leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officership, military justice, civilian control of the military, preparation for active duty, and current issues affecting the military. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences to give students the opportunity to apply the leadership and management principles of this course. 

This course is designed to help prepare cadets for their first active duty assignment as an Officer in the Air Force. In this course, cadets learn about the role of a professional military leader in a democratic society and societal attitudes toward the armed forces. They also learn the requisites for maintaining adequate national defense structure, the impact of technological and international developments on strategic preparedness, military law and the overall policy-making process.

One course.

Defense Studies
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