| separate space force?
see also force development
see also teaching space
see also conferences and events, space-related
see also the Center for Strategic Leadership Studies for tools, handbooks, guidelines, ...
- Space Professionalism ___[return to top]
- Space professional development – a look ahead (local copy), Gen. Lance W. Lord, 20 Sep 04, Air Force Space Command News Service
- Additional Actions Needed to Implement Human Capital Strategy and Develop Space Personnel (local copy), GAO report, August 2004
- Current and planned efforts to develop a professional space cadre (local copy), 22 Jul 04 Congressional statement of the Honorable Peter Teets, Under Secretary of the Air Force, Director of the NRO, and DoD Executive Agent for Space
- Space Professional Development home page, from Air Force Space Command, at Peterson AFB (sorry, we can't link to it from this page)
"This web site is dedicated to communicating our efforts for developing a cadre of space professionals consisting of officers, enlisted and civilian personnel across the DoD and other government agencies. This cadre will ensure we meet our nation's national security space objectives now and in the future."
- Vigilant Vector - newsletter "used to update the space team on our space professional development efforts"
- Space 100 curriculum
- Space 200 curriculum
- Space 300 curriculum
- National Security Space Institute (NSSI) - formerly called Space Operations School (SOPSC) - DoD's single focal point for space education and training
- Vision - To be the "Air Corps Tactical School of Space"
- Mission - Air Force lead in the development and instruction of Space Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP), concepts, and systems knowledge required to prepare warfighters for military operations
- History - On 28 June 2001, Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) activated the SOPSC. Upon activation, the unit became AFSPC’s premiere education and training unit with a focus of TTP application and space power integration. In addition, the SOPSC is the executive agent for AFSPC TTP development
- Courses - wide variety of short courses offered in-residence and through distance learning (thru AFIT)
- Computer Based Training (CBT) and Courseware - with CD-ROM order form
- Space Power Lab (SPL) announced - "a state-of-the-art modeling and simulation facility that will help space professionals gain the knowledge and skills necessary integrate space-based capabilities into joint theater planning and operations"
- USAF Weapons School, includes 328th WPS to teach about space
- Navy Space Cadre site and resources
- logon to NKO (the Navy portal) - and click on "Register for NKO" (if you're Navy)
- DoD space folks not in the Navy can also log onto NKO, but will need to click on "Register for a Guest Account" - you'll need a current NKO admin person for "Your Sponsor's NKO User Name." If you are indeed a DoD space person, you may get this sponsor name by requesting one in an email to email@example.com. Be sure to provide your full name, rank, service, and space job you currently fill or will be filling.
- Once you've logged on, "Space Cadre" is located under "Communities" on the "Home" page.
- Among other things, a user can link to the "Space Knowledge Center" from there, which contains archives of references, including NNSOC Domain magazine and the Naval Space Forum.
- Army Space Operations - Functional Area (FA) 40 - includes duties, opportunities, and courses
- the Army lists FA 40 as part of the information operations career field, which also includes FA 30 Information Operations, FA34 Strategic Intelligence, FA46 Public Affairs, FA57 Simulation Operations, and other FAs
- Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)
- Separate Space Force? ___[return to top]
- Separate Space Force, bibliography from Air University Library
- Will We Need a Space Force? (local copy), by Moorehead, in Military Review, Jul-Aug 2004
- On Space-Power Separatism, by Rife, in Aerospace Power Journal
- The Next Force, by Budura, in Air & Space Power Chronicles - includes a partial appendix of the dreamers, visionaries and leaders
- A Separate Space Force: An 80-Year-Old Argument, a Maxwell Paper, by Whittington
- A Separate Space Force: an Old Debate with Renewed Relevance, US Army War College paper, 2002
- Who Will Command the High Ground? The Case for a Separate Area of Responsibility for Space, AWC paper, 1998
- Space Operations in the Joint Warfighting Arena: the Viability of a Joint Force Space Component Commander, ACSC paper, 2000
- Toward an Air and Space Force: Can We Get There from Here? Naval Aviation and the Implications for Space Power, SAAS paper, 1998
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