OTH Video: Interview with Lt Gen Jeff “Cobra” Harrigian

At the end of the day it’s about killing and surviving. Given the speed that we’re going to have to fight at in a contested multi domain environment, we’ve got to go faster and think beyond just air, space and cyber.

Editor’s Note: In this video, Lieutenant General Jeff Harrigian discusses Multi Domain Operations, future headquarters requirements, and operationalizing strategic guidance. Lt Gen Harrigian also talks about what is required for commanders to make decisions in future warfare.

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Disclaimer: The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Air Force or the U.S. Government

Lt Gen Jeffrey L. Harrigian is Commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Southwest Asia. As the Air Component Commander for U.S. Central Command, the general is responsible for developing contingency plans and conducting air operations in a 20-nation area of responsibility covering Central and Southwest Asia.

General Harrigian was commissioned in 1985 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has served in a variety of flying and staff assignments, including Deputy Director for Strategy, Plans and Assessments, U.S. Forces-Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and as Chief of the Joint Exercise Division at NATO’s Joint Warfare Center, Stavanger, Norway. He has commanded at the flight, squadron, and wing levels. He has flown combat missions in support of operations Just Cause and Desert Storm. He also served as Deputy Director of Operations (J3) at U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, FL. Prior to his current assignment, General Harrigian served as Director, F-35 Integration Office, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, VA. The general is an Air Force Weapons School graduate and a command pilot with more than 4,100 flight hours in the F-22, F-15C, A/OA-37, and MQ-1.

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