Johns Hopkins APL, SAIS Showcase Specialized Facilities for Space Force Program

A group of U.S. Space Force faculty and the incoming inaugural cohort of Schriever and West Space Scholars toured the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) on July 28 as a part of the Space Force’s Professional Military Education (PME) program, an ongoing partnership between the Space Force and Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

Last year, the Space Force tapped the JHU School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) to implement the USSF PME program, which is intended to promote the professional development of top Space Force leadership candidates, as well as joint force, interagency and international partners.

APL is collaborating with SAIS to offer classified research opportunities to the Space Force in national security space, technology and policy. APL is providing the candidates with state-of-the-art facilities for collaboration on world-class research and development projects, as well as access to specialized and highly classified facilities for work related to their national security missions.

“It was a privilege to welcome the inaugural class of Guardians, Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines to the Space Force’s developmental education program through [SAIS],” Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman posted about the program in July. “Educating leaders through this model will prove critical in forging a purpose-built Space Force.”