Lt Gen David A Deptula (Retd)

USAF, Dean Mitchell Institute


Time: March 3, 2020
Location: Serena Hotel, Islamabad
Event Type: Conference
Organized By: Team CASS

About Speaker

Lt Gen David A. Deptula, USAF (Ret.), is the Dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies in Arlington, Virginia, and also a Senior Military Scholar at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He was the principal attack planner for the 1991 Operation Desert Storm air campaign; commander of no-fly-zone operations over Iraq in the late 1990s; director of the air campaign over Afghanistan in 2001; twice a joint task force commander; and was the air commander for the 2005 South Asia tsunami relief operations. He is a fighter pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours–400 in combat–including multiple command assignments in the F-15. He was as the Air Force’s first three-star chief of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), where he transformed America’s military ISR and drone enterprises. He is a sought-after commentator around the world as a thought leader on defense, strategy, and information age operations.

Keynote Speaker

Geostrategic compulsions and modern technologies have brought doctrinal changes in the conduct of warfare. Kinetic as well as non-kinetic means of warfare continue to remain relevant, albeit in newer ways in an endeavor to adopt to technological advancements. Moreover, men and material costs associates with regular warfare have led to emerging concepts of warfare, new weapons and use of aerospace for military purposes. In parallel, synchronized use of multiple instruments of power tailored to enemy’s specific key vulnerabilities are used to achieve synergistic effects through Hybrid warfare.