First Weapons School Space Warfighting Course Graduates

Six airmen last month became the first graduates of the new US Air Force Weapons School class aimed at training space warfighters.

The new 1C6 Space Warfighter Advanced Instructor Course at Nellis AFB, Nev., is aimed at providing advanced academic training so students can learn how to plan and “integrate space capabilities into joint operations,” according to a Dec. 2 release.

The first class, which graduated Nov. 14, was comprised of MSgt. David Tomasetti, TSgt. Jeffrey Clement, TSgt. Lane Dorenbusch, TSgt. Anthony Hallford, TSgt. Aaron Christopher Hensley, and TSgt. Roberto Cruz Hero.

The airmen were first selected for the course in November 2018 and began work in January, according to the wing. The class now will be charged with training more instructors, who will then return to their units to develop training exercises and advise commanders on employing space operations, the release states.

Air Force Space Command boss Gen. Jay Raymond said earlier this year that this new course at Nellis will “provide advanced academic and tactical training for enlisted space professionals, and is a stepping stone for incorporating our enlisted operators into the existing Air Force Weapons School.”