COL Jim Dryjanski joined the National War College faculty in July 2011 after completing a Senior Fellowship at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. He is a 1992 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy where he earned a B.S. in political science. A command pilot with over three thousand eight hundred flight hours in a variety of mobility aircraft, he has operated around the globe in support of strategic, tactical, special operations and operational support airlift requirements. He commanded a VIP airlift squadron in Europe and served as a Deputy Operations Group Commander. His staff assignments include HQ Air Education and Training Command and the Air Staff as an operational and strategic planner. He has also served as the military assistant to the Under Secretary of the Air Force who was designated the DoD Executive Agent for Space. Colonel Dryjanski has deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. His overseas assignments include tours in Japan and Germany. He is a graduate of Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, Air War College, and the Naval War College where he earned a Master’s in National Security and Strategic Studies. Additionally, he has earned a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.