To be the joint uniformed warfighter’s premier center for homeland defense studies, research and education, serving the Department of Defense, USAF and sister military services. Additionally, the center will be the defining model for developing and implementing homeland defense research and education, using unmatched creativity and innovation, in a 21st century graduate and post-graduate environment.
Provide the Department of Defense, United States Air Force and sister services a leading-edge, homeland defense research and education center. More specifically, the center will facilitate student and faculty research across the joint homeland defense spectrum, while at the same time, developing and implementing education on critical defense issues essential for protecting the US homeland and its infrastructure. Additionally, the center will provide a synergistic interface with the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies to help inform, enlighten and educate homeland defense and homeland security leaders and first responders on their responsibilities to the local, state and national community.