Mad Scientist

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.

One of the top 8 submissions from the first-ever U.S. Army TRADOC Science Fiction Writing Contest.

One of the top 8 submissions from the first-ever U.S. Army TRADOC Science Fiction Writing Contest.

One of the top 8 submissions from the first-ever U.S. Army TRADOC Science Fiction Writing Contest.

One of the top 8 submissions from the first-ever U.S. Army TRADOC Science Fiction Writing Contest.

This paper presents a vision of future warfare by extrapolating technological trends and uniting them under an operational concept.

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

Understanding and engaging in the human domain is essential if you are trying to change, inform or shape human behavior.

Continue on for more information. The topic is "warfare in 2030-2050". Submission deadline is 15 February.

Mad Scientist # 21: This is a first sketch of an initiative that will help to make sure we keep on being those precious few nanoseconds ahead of our opponents.

Mad Scientist # 20: The demand for cybersecurity professionals is exceeding the number available, and some estimate that more than 200,000 positions are currently unfilled.