Small Wars Journal

Mad Scientists Initiative

The Mad Scientist Initiative by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) explores the future through collaboration and partnerships with academia, industry and government. It seeks to uncover emerging and disruptive technologies and ideas by engaging outsiders and unconventional sources, bringing insights from the global marketplace of ideas into the Army through a credible, fair, and transparent process. More information here and an overview video here.

SWJ is pleased to help TRADOC extend their outreach for inputs and provide a vehicle for broadcasting findings to the Small Wars Community of Interest.

This page is dedicated to the memory of Mr. Joel Lawton, U.S. Army TRADOC civilian analyst, U.S. Marine, and veteran of the war in Afghanistan.

by Karl Klicker | Mon, 05/08/2017 - 9:19am | 0 comments
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by SWJ Editors | Wed, 03/15/2017 - 3:24pm | 0 comments

Continue on for information concerning the TRADOC / Georgetown University conference and call for papers.

by Patricia DeGennaro | Thu, 02/23/2017 - 1:12am | 5 comments
by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command | Tue, 09/13/2016 - 2:00am | 0 comments

*Starts Today* - This event will be streamed live from 13-14 September 2016. Continue on for information concerning the conference.

by Blake Rhoades, by Brian Schultz | Tue, 09/13/2016 - 1:25am | 0 comments
by SWJ Editors, by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command | Sat, 09/10/2016 - 6:41am | 0 comments

This event will be streamed live from 13-14 September 2016. Continue on for information concerning the conference.

by Army News Service | Tue, 08/30/2016 - 5:25pm | 0 comments

The G-2 said he can foresee a time in the near future when Army ground-based systems will be used to create favorable conditions for the Navy and the Air Force.

by SWJ Editors, by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command | Wed, 08/24/2016 - 5:25pm | 0 comments

Continue on for an introduction and a download link for the Mad Scientist: Megacities and Dense Urban Areas Compendium.

by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command | Mon, 08/22/2016 - 10:56am | 0 comments

Information on the upcoming Mad Scientist Conference to be held at USMA 13-14 September at Thayer Hall, with a specific focus on generating and employing the 2050 Cyber Army.

by Georgetown University Center for Security Studies, by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, by SWJ Editors | Wed, 08/17/2016 - 10:24am | 0 comments

Couldn’t make the 2016 Mad Scientist Conference? Continue on for the video presentations.