Prelaunch Notes

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SUMMER WAS A very busy time for the staff of the Air and Space Power Journal. In June we bid farewell to the director of the Airpower Research Institute (AR), Col Allan W. Howey, who retired from the Air Force. He will be greatly missed! We take this opportunity to welcome his replacement, Col Dale Hayden, to Maxwell Air Force Base. Colonel Hayden will assume the responsibilities of running the day-to-day business of AR at the College of Aerospace Doctrine, Research and Education (CADRE). Additionally, he will utilize his extensive experience as an Air Force Fellow at Harvard University to oversee AR's Air Force Fellows Program.

We also welcome Lt Col Michael J. Masterson, our new associate editor, to ASPJ. Colonel Masterson comes to us from Headquarters Air University, where he was the military assistant to the chief academic officer. He brings with him 20 years of operational and analytical intelligence work in his Air Force career, as well as a PhD in management information systems from Auburn University and extensive college teaching and research experience.

We on the ASPJ editorial staff look forward to a new academic year, anticipating many new, insightful articles and reviews in our quest to publish the best in air and space power thought. …