Lt. Col. Tadd Sholtis was the first airman to receive a doctorate degree from one of Air University’s schools at Maxwell AFB, Ala., not the first airman overall to earn a doctorate degree from AU as we reported on Tuesday. Airmen have been earning doctorate degrees from the Air Force Institute of Technology, a part of AU located at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, for decades. Traditionally, the Maxwell campus, which includes institutes like AU’s Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, and School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, has offered master’s degrees. We’ve revised our original entry to make this point clear.
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.