The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is an independent, nonpartisan policy research institute established to provide creative, insightful policy options that better empower our nation's leaders by: 


  • Informing the national security debate,

  • Educating about aerospace power's unique role in securing America's global interests, and

  • Cultivating airminded talent. 


Quite often this involves questioning established doctrine, organizational constructs, and operational concepts, asking whether there is a better way to meet desired goals. The Mitchell Institute provides independent, sound analysis outlining the right solutions in the aerospace domain to protect our nation.


"The role of airpower is not only to fight and win wars if necessary, but to influence the behavior of other nations by actions short of war in support of national policy."  — Gen Laurence Kuter, USAF, Former Commander of NORAD