Hap Arnold Lecture Series

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General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold Lecture Series
A Dialogue with America
The U.S. Air Force Air War College initiated its Hap Arnold Lecture Series during Academic Year 2011-12, with a stated goal of fostering candid and constructive dialogue on current national security and other public policy issues with civilian educational institutions and professional, public, and government organizations across the nation.

The Hap Arnold Lecture Series employs a traveling panel of three or four senior officer students selected for their military experience, academic accomplishments, and deep interest in national security issues. These officers share their personal views on a wide range of military and government policy topics and issues, but are not bound to champion official policies. An Air War College faculty member moderates each panel session or outreach event. The lecture series is at no cost to the requesting institution or agency.

The lecture program is generally available from January through May. Air War College is building its 2012-13 lecture schedule and is inviting interested colleges, universities and professional, public, and government organizations to add their names to the schedule.

During AY12 the teams visited the following institutions.
  • Washington State University
  • Rutgers Business College
  • Westminster College
  • George Washington University
The lecture series is named in honor of General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold, a pioneer airman who was taught to fly by the Wright brothers. The general commanded the Army Air Forces to victory over Germany and Japan in World War II. Three years after retiring in 1946, General Arnold was appointed the first "general of the Air Force," five-star rank, by the U.S. Congress.

"We must think in terms of tomorrow." - H.H. Arnold, Global Mission
Contact us for further information and to request to be put on our schedule.