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People at the Center: Talent, Education, and Modernization (War on the Rocks)

August 31, 2021

Maj. Gen. Andrea D. Tullos (Deputy Commander, Air Education and Training Command); BG Charles T. Lombardo (Deputy Commanding General, CAC–T, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center); The Hon. Alan R. Shaffer (Regent, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment); Moderator: Ryan Evans, (Founder and CEO, War on the Rocks)

This podcast was recorded during an online session at iFEST 2021.

The armed services are modernizing across the board, perhaps most importantly in the closely related areas of talent development, education, and data. Maj. Gen. Andrea Tullos of the U.S. Air Force, Brig. Gen. Charles Lombardo of the U.S. Army, and former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Al Schaffer joined Ryan Evans, of the War on the Rocks podcast, to discuss how these changes might unfold.


Evans, R., Lombardo, C., Shaffer, A., Tullos, A. (2021). People at the center: talent, education, and modernization [Video presentation]. In Volume 2021 (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2021 iFEST Conference. Arlington, VA: National Training and Simulation Association.

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