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Educating Air ForcesGlobal Perspectives on Airpower Learning$
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Randall Wakelam, David Varey, and Emanuele Sica

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813180243

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813180243.001.0001

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Sustaining Disruption

Sustaining Disruption

The Creation of the Air University and the Air Force Academy, 1918–1955

(p.111) Sustaining Disruption
Educating Air Forces

John T. Farquhar

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter analyzes the evolution of military education at the RCAF Staff College in the decade following the Second World War by stressing the multifaceted approach which relied on the three components of military power: conceptual, moral, and physical. While the former took the lion's share of RCAF military education with its extensive study on airpower, the two latter aspects were also present in the Staff College formative experience to cement an esprit de corps. By comparing the Staff College program to elements present in contemporary staff education at the Canadian Forces College, the essay underlines the roots of military education in the Canadian Forces after the Second World War.

Keywords:   RCAF, RCAF Staff College, Canada, USAF, Air University, Espirit de Corps, Airpower

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