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USAFCENT AIR WARFARE CENTER: “Building Tomorrow’s Coalition Today”

“Enhance relationships, Foster U.S. personnel development and safely execute AWC mission”

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What We DO

Integrated Air & Missile Defense Division

To serve as the leading Integrated Air and Missile Defense simulations facility in the CENTCOM AOR by supporting the U.S. and GCC+ partners to drive bi-lateral, multi-national and joint IAMD exercises and seminars. IAMD Division is focusing on increasing joint and multi-national IAMD capability, interoperability, integration, and interdependence. 

Exercise Support:


Academic Support:

  • Senior Leader Seminars
  • IAMD Working Groups

Advanced Training Division
Raising the combat effectiveness of coalition air forces by developing aircrew leadership skills, achieved by commanding, planning and executing demanding air exercises within a tactical training environment utilizing realistic scenarios
Advanced Tactical Leadership Couse (ATLC) trains 4-ship flight leads for large force employment, the Mission Commander role, and a dynamic tactical flying environment. The aim is to embolden flight leadership and perfect tactics, techniques and procedures that are common among all participants in order to improve interoperability among coalition air forces and GCC partners.
Desert Flag reinforces ATLC training for coalition partners. Similar to RED FLAG, DF provides a realistic rolling scenario with a relevant regional threat array.

  • GCI Course
  • CSAR Course
  • SME Exchanges


AAWC will support and enhance CENTCOM’s partner nations, which enables our partners to deter and defeat state and non-state actors, defend coalition interests, and address great power competitors.

Our Mission

AAWC’s mission is to build partnerships, tactical capabilities and interoperability facilitating combined/joint integrated air operations and missile defense in support of regional security and stability by, with, and through our partners.

Specialized Support

Facilitate DoD and Department of State theater security cooperation and engagement initiatives, which include:
  • Advanced Tactical Leadership Course (ATLC)
  • Air Defense Liaison Team
  • CSAR Course
  • Fighter/Mobility Employment
  • GCI Intermediate Course
  • JTAC Course
  • Live, Virtual, Constructive Training
  • Air Show Support (Dubai, Kuwait, Bahrain)
Provide air advising and assistance at regional exercises:

AWC Fact Sheet


  • Commander: Col Jordan "Gadget" Grant
  • Vice Commander: Lt Col John “Atari” Harris
  • Superintendent: CMSgt Jeremy Stewart

  • Director of Staff: Maj Steve Koper
  • Advanced Training Division (ATD), Chief: Maj Tyler "Mask" Stark
  • Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Division, Chief: LTC Julie A. Craig
  • ADLT OIC: Maj. Greg Rettler