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 Christopher J. Heatherly | Sun, 08/14/2016 - 2:12am | 3 comments
by Defense News | Sat, 08/13/2016 - 2:46pm | 0 comments

"Let’s set our sights on 2050: what will the strategic security environment look like then?"

by Edward J. Horres | Thu, 08/11/2016 - 9:36am | 1 comment
by Army News Service | Tue, 08/09/2016 - 7:43pm | 1 comment

TRADOC’s commander challenged military, industry and academic leaders attending the Mad Scientist Conference at Georgetown University to think differently about the future.

by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command | Wed, 08/03/2016 - 5:03pm | 0 comments

Continue on for a Mad Scientist Initiative information video.

by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command | Wed, 08/03/2016 - 4:40pm | 0 comments

Continue on for information on the upcoming U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Mad Scientist Conference (includes info on the live stream).

by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command | Wed, 06/08/2016 - 10:30am | 0 comments

Continue on for an updated Mad Scientist conference call for papers.

by Gustav A. Otto, by AJ Besik | Wed, 06/08/2016 - 9:43am | 2 comments
by Dylan Farley | Thu, 05/26/2016 - 2:59pm | 0 comments
by Tom Pike, by Eddie Brown | Thu, 03/24/2016 - 5:23pm | 4 comments