Colonel Mark S. Danigole is the Air Mobility Command Chair to Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL. In this capacity, Colonel Danigole provides specific, functional air mobility expertise to the Commander Air University and the institutions/colleges of the Air University. Colonel Danigole graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1989. He is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College and the Air Force Air War College. He holds Master's Degrees in Aviation Operations and Aviation Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, a Master’s Degree in Transportation and Logistics from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the Air War College. Colonel Danigole was Deputy Commander, 455th Expeditionary Operations Group, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, and commanded the 437th Operations Support Squadron at Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina. More recently the colonel served as Vice Commander, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, United Arab Emirates supporting Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. Col Danigole’s past assignments include staff tours as the Joint Force Planner, Yongsan AIN, Republic of South Korea, and Chief, Global Reach Capabilities Division, HQ Air Force, the Pentagon. Col Danigole is a Master Pilot with over 3,400 hours with the KC-135A, T-38A, KC-135R, KC-10, RQ-4, E-3A, F-15 and U-2 aircraft
Colonel Robert A. Douglas, USAF, joined the Air War College faculty in June 2011, and currently serves as the Warfighting Course Director. A Cyberspace Operations Officer, Colonel Douglas began his Air Force career in Personnel and has held a variety of base-level, staff, and command positions in personnel, communications, information operations, base support, and joint assignments. His assignment prior to his arrival at AWC was with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) as the Director, Component Acquisition Executive Operations Cell where he led day-to-day operational development and integration of DISA-provided capabilities and was the Agency lead for the Afghanistan Mission Network. He previously served as the Senior Military Advisor to the Iraqi Army Regional Support Unit Commanding General at Camp Habbaniyah, Iraq, where he advised, trained, and mentored Iraqi Army Regional Support Unit staff in force sustainment and regional logistics operations for two Iraqi Army divisions. He has also served as an action officer on the Air Staff, US Strategic Command, and a NATO joint sub-regional command. Col Douglas received his commission from Air Force Officer Training School in August 1987. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from National University; an M.S. in Government Information Leadership from the National Defense University; an M.S. in Military Operational Art & Science from Air Command and Staff College; and an M.S. in Management, Information Systems, from Boston University.
Dr. Mark E. Duckenfield, Associate Professor of International Political Economy, joined the International Security Studies faculty of Air War College in 2009. He holds an MA and Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University where he specialized in European political economy. Dr. Duckenfield’s research focused on the politics of monetary integration in Britain and Germany during the run-up to the launch of the euro in 1999. Prior to coming to the Air War College, he taught at the London School of Economics (2004-9) and University College London (2000-4). He has written numerous academic articles on international political economy and is the author of the book Business and the Euro (Palgrave, 2006). He has also served as editor/general editor of the volumes A Monetary History of Gold (Pickering&Chatto, 2004); The History of Financial Disasters, 1763-1995 (Pickering&Chatto, 2006); and Battles over Free Trade: Anglo-American Experiences with International Trade, 1776-2006 (Pickering&Chatto, 2008). Dr. Duckenfield has given invited lectures on topics ranging from European economic policy, the euro to the ongoing financial crisis in the United States, Europe and Asia. He is currently revising his manuscript on central bank gold sales policy in the 1990s and 2000s for publication.