Strategic Advisor

Strategic Advisor

Lt. General David A. Deptula (Ret.)

David A. Deptula is the Dean of the Mitchell Institute of Aerospace Power Studies. He transitioned from the U.S. Air Force in 2010 at the rank of Lieutenant General after more than 34 years of service.

Strategic interface with U.S. Government

Washington D.C., Virginia

  • BS, Astronomy, University of Virginia
  • MS, Systems Engineering, University of Virginia
  • MS, National Security Strategy, National War College
  • Joint Force Air Component Commander (JFACC) for Operation Unified Assistance, the
    South Asia tsunami relief effort
  • Standing JFACC for the entire Pacific Command
  • First Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance at Air
    Force Headquarters
  • Pioneer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s or “drones”)
  • Dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies in Arlington, Virginia
  • Senior Military Scholar U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Top 100 most influential people in U.S. defense by Defense News Magazine 2014

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