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Air Force officials select three captains for Ph.D. program

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Air Force officials have selected three primary and three alternate captains for the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Captains Prestigious Ph.D. Program.

The program offers captains the opportunity to earn their doctoral degrees in strategic studies at top universities with the goal of building Air Force and joint leaders who can communicate and exercise critical thinking skills with civilian leadership across enterprises.

The primary selectees are:
- Capt. Alexander Chesney, U.S. Air Forces in Europe
- Capt. Peter Crawford, Air Force Special Operations Command
- Capt. Joshua Shepard, Air Force Space Command

The alternate selectees are Capt. Christine Lacoste, Air Force Materiel Command; Capt. Sergio Lozano, Air Combat Command; and Capt. Ryan Young, USAFE.

Degree options include Asia Pacific studies, history, political science, international relations, economics, philosophy, international business relations, international security studies, and political systems and theories.

Complete eligibility and application requirements, including degree and school options, can be found on
myPers. Select “Active Duty Officer” from the dropdown menu and search “Prestigious.”

For more information about military developmental education, visit
http://www.afpc.af.mil/Force-Development/Military-Developmental-Education/