Mitchell Hour

Upcoming Events *Postponed* 

Leadership Perspective from AFMC

  • Event Date: TBD

  • Speaker: Gen Bunch, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command

Resourcing Tomorrow's Air Force 

  • Event Date: TBD

  • Speaker: Lt Gen David S. Nahom, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force

Past Events



The Latest on F-35 - Video

  • Event Date: 9 March 2020

  • Speaker: Brig Gen David Abba, Director, F-35 Integration Office

An Operational Assessment of the U.S. Air Force - Video

  • Event Date: 12 February 2020

  • Speaker: Lt Gen Mark Kelly, USAF Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force

An Update from the MidEast AOR - Video

  • Event Date: 22 January 2020
  • Speaker: Maj Gen Alex Grynkewich, Deputy Commander, Combined Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, US Central Command


Moving Towards the Air Force We Need? Assessing Air Force Budget Trends Paper Release - Video

  • Event Date: 3 December 2019
  • Speaker: Col Mark Gunzinger, USAF (Ret), Director, Future Aerospace Concepts and Capability Assessments, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, and Col Carl Rehberg, USAF (Ret), Non-resident Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

AFSOC Aviation Portfolio Update - Video

  • Event Date: 18 November 2019
  • Speaker: Brig Gen David Harris, Director, Strategic Plans, Programs, and Requirements, Air Force Special Operations Command
The Future of RAF - USAF Cooperation and Integration - Video
  • Event Date: 11 October 2019
  • Speaker: Air Chief Marshal Mike Wigston, Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force
Light Attack Aviation: A Current Operational Perspective 
  • Event Date: 11 September 2019
  • Opening Remarks: Rep Michael Waltz, Florida, 6th District, and Rep Jason Crow, Colorado, 6th District
  • Panelists: Brig Gen Ziad Haykal, Commander, Lebanese Air Force; Col Abdul Hadi Barakzai, Military Attaché, Embassy of Afghanistan; and Phillip "Convoy" Clay, USN (Ret), Test Pilot, Imminent Fury/Combat Dragon
  • Moderator: Maj Gen Larry Stutzriem, USAF (Ret), Director of Research, Mitchell Institute of Aerospace Studies
Restoring U.S. Military Competitiveness: Mosaic Warfare
  • Event Date: 10 September 2019
  • Panelists: Dr Tim Grayson, Director of the Strategic Technology Office, DARPA; Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret), Dean, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies; Heather Penney, Senior Resident Fellow, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies; and Dan Javorsek, Program Manager for the Strategic Technology Office, DARPA
Building Tomorrow's Air Force - Video
  • Event Date: 5 September 2019
  • Panelists: Lt Gen Tim Fay, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy, Integration, and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force; Dave Gerber, Senior Principal Systems Engineer, MITRE Corporation, and Mark Gunzinger, Director of Future Aerospace Concepts and Capabilities Assessments, Mitchell Institute 
  • Moderator: Doug Birkey, Executive Director, Mitchell Institute
Next Generation Air Superiority - Video
  • Event Date: 7 August 2019
  • Panelists: Maj Gen David Krumm, USAF, Global Power Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics; Maj Gen Michael Fantini, USAF, Director, Air Force Warfighting Integrating Capability, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy, Integration, and Requirements; and Lt Gen Jon Davis, USMC (Ret), former Marine Corps Deputy Commandant of Aviation
How the Indo-Pacific and PACAF Strategies Are Shaping the Global Future - Video
  • Event Date: 30 July 2019
  • Speaker: Gen Charles Brown, Commander, Pacific Air Forces
Warfare in the Information Age
  • Event Date: 6 June 2019
  • Speaker: Lt Gen BJ Shwedo, Director of Command, Control, Communications, and Computers/Cyber and Chief Information Officer, Joint Staff, J-6
Global Integration and 21st Century Conflict: From Strategy to Action - Video
  • Event Date: 15 May 2019
  • Speaker: Lt Gen David Allvin, Director of Strategy, Plans, and Policy
Field Tomorrow's Air Force Faster, SmarterVideo
  • Event Date: 12 April 2019
  • Speaker: Dr William Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics
FY 2020 Presidential Budget Review - Video
  • Event Date: 14 March 2019
  • Speaker: Maj Gen David Krumm, Director of Strategic Plans, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements
A Strategy-Driven Air Force: Anticipating the FY 2020 Budget Release Panel Discussion Video
  • Event Date: 6 March 2019
  • Panelists: Lt Gen (Ret) David Deptula, Dean, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies; Maj Gen (Ret), Larry Stutzriem, Director of Research, Mitchell Institute of Aerospace Studies; Mark Gunzinger, Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; and John Venable, Senior Research Fellow for Defense Policy, The Heritage Foundation
The Future Air ForceVideo
  • Event Date: 18 January 2019
  • Speaker: Honorable Matt Donovan, Under Secretary of the United States Air Force


AFWIC and Future Force Design - Video
  • Event Date: 18 December 2018
  • Speaker: Maj Gen Michael Fantini, Director, Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability
Air Force Operations: Increasing Readiness and Lethality - Video
  • Event Date: 5 December 2018
  • Speaker: Lt Gen Mark Kelly, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, US Air Force
The ISR Flight Plan - Video
  • Event Date: 2 August 2018
  • Speaker: Lt Gen "Dash" Jamieson, Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR, US Air Force
Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office Video
  • Event Date: 25 June 2018
  • Panelists: Randall Walden, SES, Director and Program Executive Officer, Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office
Air Force Sustainment Center, a Linchpin of Readiness - Video
  • Event Date: 23 May 2018
  • Speaker: Lt Gen Lee Levy, Commander, Air Force Sustainment Center
Light Combat Aircraft: Looking at O/A-X and Beyond - Video
  • Event Date: 18 May 2018
  • Panelists: Mr James Dunn, Air Combat Command; Maj Gen Lawrence Stutzriem, USAF (Ret), Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies; and Lt Col Michael Buck, USAF (Ret), Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies
An Air Force Operations Analysis Brief - Video
  • Event Date: 7 May 2018
  • Speaker: Lt Gen Jerry Harris, Jr., Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Plans and Requirements
Allied Aerospace Power - Video
  • Event Date: 16 April 2018
  • Panelists: Gen David Goldfein, Chief of Staff, US Air Force, and Sir Stephen Hillier, Air Chief Marshall, Royal Air Force
Current Acquisition Challenges and Opportunities Video
  • Event Date: 14 March 2018
  • Panelists: Gen Ellen Pawlikowski, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command
Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Priorities - Video
  • Event Date: 12 February 2018
  • Speaker: Honorable Matt Donovan, Under Secretary, US Air Force
Threats to Air Supremacy - Video, Russian Armed Forces: Year-End Review
  • Event Date: 4 January 2018
  • Speaker: Lt Gen Chris Nowland, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, and Lt Gen VeraLinn "Dash" Jamieson, Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR


The Operational National Guard: A Unique and Capable Component of the Joint Force - Video
  • Event Date: 17 December 2017
  • Speaker: Gen Joseph Lengyel, Chief, National Guard Bureau
Readiness on the Line: Preparing Today's Force for Future Fights - Audio
  • Event Date: 20 November 2017
  • Speaker: Gen Mike Holmes, Commander, Air Combat Command
Survivability in the Digital Age: The Imperative for Stealth
  • Event Date: 2 August 2017
  • Opening Remarks: Sen Mike Rounds, South Dakota
  • Panelists: Maj Gen Mark Barrett, USAF (Ret), and Col Mason Carpenter, USAF (Ret)
The Future of Air Superiority Video
  • Event Date: 10 July 2017
  • Panelists: Brig Gen Alex Grynkewich, Air Superiority 2030 Lead; Col Tom Coglitore, Chief Air Superiority Core Function Team, Air Combat Command; and Jeff Saling, Analysis Lead, Air Superiority 2030
State of Electronic Warfare in the DoD - Video, Slides
  • Event Date: 22 June 2017
  • Speaker: Dr William Conley, Deputy Director, Electronic Warfare, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics)
Fast Space: Rethinking Access
  • Event Date: 8 May 2017
  • Panelists: Maj Gen Peter Gersten, Director of Strategic Plans; Hoyt Davison, Near Earth, LLC; Lt Col Peter Garretson, Joint Warfare Instructor, Air University; Charles E. Miller, NexGen Space, LLC; Lt Col Thomas Schilling, Commander's Action Group, Air University
Air Force Operations and the Future Force - Video
  • Event Date: 12 April 2017
  • Speaker: Lt Gen Mark Nowland, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations
DoD Strategic Capabilities Development - Video
  • Event Date: 28 March 2017
  • Speaker: Dr William Roper, Director, Strategic Capabilities Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense
The Future of the Air National Guard Video
  • Event Date: 7 February 2017
  • Speaker: Lt Gen Scott Rice, Director, Air National Guard