Jahara W. Matisek

Major Jahara "FRANKY" Matisek, U.S. Air Force, is a former C-17 Instructor Aircraft Commander and T-6 Instructor Pilot for "ENJJPT" (Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training).  He holds a B.S. from the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), M.P.A. from the University of Oklahoma, and M.S. from Troy University.  Maj Matisek is a Distinguished Graduate of Squadron Officer School and is currently an AFIT Ph.D. Student working towards a Ph.D. in Political Science at Northwestern University.  His doctoral studies are sponsored by the Military and Strategic Studies Department at USAFA and will be assigned to USAFA as an Assistant Professor following completion of his program.  The opinions espoused in his articles and essays are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of his colleagues, USAFA, the U.S. Air Force, the Department of Defense, or any other government agency.

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