Role

The Chief of Air Force Air and Space Power Fellow at University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy is the Chief of Air Force's lead researcher on Air and Space Power and primary conduit for the Air and Space Power Centre's integration with University of New South Wales.

The Chief of Air Force Fellow contributes to the joint individual professional military education continuum by educating officer trainees at the Australian Defence Force Academy on the theories, strategies, technologies, effects and future applications of Air Power.

The Chief of Air Force Fellow directly contributes to the Air Force Strategy by developing aviators and providing officer trainees early exposure to structured education in Air and Space Power. 

The Chief of Air Force Fellow is allocated to a faculty directly related to their academic expertise and undertakes course-ware development, lecturing, tutor functions and academic supervision in their academic specialty.

History

The position of the Chief of Air Force Air Power Fellow was established in 2008 to provide an accessible and visible commitment by the Chief of Air Force to Air Power instruction to Australian Defence Force for undergraduate officer trainees.

A merit selection position, Chief of Air Force Fellows have established a strong academic reputation which has expanded from it's original Joint Military education and training role to designing and delivering undergraduate and post-graduate formal education opportunities.

In 2020 the agreement between Air Force and University of New South Wales was transitioned under the Defence Science Partnerships program, providing additional opportunities for Air Force and University of New South Wales

 

Chief of Air Force Fellow at UNSW, ADFA - Honour Roll
Year CAF Fellow @ ADFA Faculty
2009-2012 WGCDR Mark Hinchcliffe PhD Humanities and Social Sciences
2013-2014 WGCDR Callum Brown PhD Humanities and Social Sciences
2015-2017 WGCDR Andrew Gilbert Humanities and Social Sciences
2018 WGCDR Darrin Lovett Humanities and Social Sciences
2018 - present WGCDR Lewis Frederickson PhD Humanities and Social Sciences