Guice: LTRI serves as Louisiana’s thought leader in strategic deterrence

The Louisiana Tech Research Institute (LTRI), a nonprofit partner of Louisiana Tech University, works to support the needs of the Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC), helping meet its nuclear deterrence mission.

During the summer, LTRI embarked on a project to assess, design, and deliver a series of structured interactive workshop forums to support the AFGSC “Airman Leadership and Deterrence Development” program. These workshops will help AFGSC’s squadron leaders around the world gain greater insight into the current geopolitical environment, national defense policy, and strategic deterrence theory.

This summer initiative will inform curriculum development on behalf of the AFGSC Innovation, Analyses and Leadership Development directorate. Through this work, commanders will be able to develop and apply a greater understanding of their strategic impact on our nation’s defense.

Work like this with AFGSC helps safeguard America’s interests through strategic deterrence and global combat power, and it positions LTRI and Louisiana Tech as strategic thought leaders and educators in the security sector.   

We are proud that LTRI and Louisiana Tech provide the Air Force and AFGSC with “next-door” access to a dedicated applied research center and builds focused competencies to attract talent and industry to the area. Our region’s growth – alongside AFGSC – allows north Louisiana to serve as the official home for deterrence-, cyber-, defense-, and intelligence-related education, training, and workforce development programs for north Louisiana and the nation.

Dr. Leslie Guice is President of Louisiana Tech University