Saturday, August 3, 2019

Podcasting at the U.S. Army War College

I was able to be on two podcasts while a student at the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) over the last year. The first was aimed at a civilian academic audience. Basically, "What in the world is it like to be a military grad student at a 'War College'?" Yes, there are such things, and the things are a bit different in a professional military education (PME) setting than at a regular university. For example, the military is a direct consumer of its own product, so there is a very tight feedback loop, analyzing the output.

It was actually Part II of a two part series. Part I was an interview of Prof. Jacqueline Whitt, a professor at USAWC. She's also taught at the U.S. Air War College and at West Point. Those two interviews were conducted by Prof. Robert Farley of the University of Kentucky, who was a visiting professor last year at Carlisle Barracks.

The second one was way nerdier than the first, and a ton of fun. Who wants to talk Space Force? #pewpew The discussions between the Space Force, Space Corps, U.S. Space Command, and A.F. Space Command get really confusing, so Prof. Whitt and I talked about that in "What should a U.S. Space Force Look Like?" The short version: It's too soon, just have the Air Force work it out for now.