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The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies' new Gen. T. Michael Moseley Chair for Aerospace Research is named for the 18th Air Force chief of staff, shown above at a recent event hosted by the think tank. Staff photo by Tobias Naegele.

AFA's Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies announced Sept. 13 the establishment of the Gen. T. Michael Moseley Chair for Aerospace Research. Made possible through the financial support of Air Force veteran H. Ross Perot, Jr., and named for Moseley, the 18th Air Force chief of staff, the new chair will focus on policy research supporting air and space power in the 21st century, according to Mitchell's dean, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Dave Deptula.

Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Lawrence Stutzriem, a recognized expert in national security, aerospace power, and combat aircraft operations, will occupy the new chair. Over more than 30 years as a fighter pilot, commander and strategist, Stutzriem was also a professor of national security studies at the National War College and pioneered time-sensitive targeting in Afghanistan. He was acting deputy secretary of state for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs and later helped forge the nation’s first Arctic defense strategy as strategy, plans, and policy director for US Northern Command.

Deptula announced the appointment at a special Mitchell Institute panel discussion, “An Evening with the Chiefs." Moseley and current Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein shared a stage for the first time to offer their unique perspectives on the Air Force's past and future.