NDUF August 2018 Newsletter

NDUF August 2018 Newsletter

Major General Lewis G. Irwin Appointed Commandant of the Joint Forces Staff College

This July, National Defense University welcomed Major General Lewis G. Irwin, USA to his new role as Commandant of the Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC) in Norfolk, Virginia. In this role, he leads the Joint Advanced Warfighting, Joint and Combined Warfighting, Joint Continuing and Distance Education, and Joint Command, Control & Information Operations Schools.

JFSC students represent all of our service branches and work alongside many of our interagency and multinational partners to master strategic thinking, operational warfighting and problem solving for today’s complex world and tomorrow’s emerging issues.

Major General Irwin is a graduate of West Point Military Academy, the U.S. Army War College, and Yale University. In his prior role, he served as Deputy Chief of Army Reserve and Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief, Army Reserve, where he was responsible for Strategy, Planning, Programming, Policy, and Resourcing at the OSD, Joint Staff, HDQA Staff, and Army Secretariat level.

National Defense University Foundation welcomes Major General Irwin and looks forward to working with him in his capacity as Commandant of the JFSC.

Faculty Publications and Accomplishments

VADM Fritz Roegge, USN 16th President of National Defense University recently released a publication in the Foreign Service Journal titled “The View from the Bridge: Sailing in Formation with the State Department” in which he explains how his view of the relationship between the State Department and NDU has evolved since beginning his tenure as NDU President and how he plans to make strengthening the partnership a number one priority. For additional information go to http://www.afsa.org/view-bridgesailing-formation-state-department.

Dr. Frank Hoffman, a Distinguished Research Fellow at NDU’s Center for Strategic Research (INSS) who coined the phrase “hybrid warfare”, recently published an article in the Economist titled “Getting to grips with Military Robotics,” where he discusses how artificial intelligence, drones, machine learning, and big-data analytics technologies have the potential not just to change the character of war but even possibly its supposedly immutable nature as a contest of wills. For additional information go to: https://www.economist.com/ special-report/2018/01/25/getting-to-grips-with-military-robotics.

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