Brian Hanley Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) is an award-winning author and former Professor of English at the United States Air Force Academy. While at the academy, he oversaw its nationally ranked debate team and supervised its Writing for Leaders course. Lieutenant Colonel Hanley's Air Force career included service as an Air Battle Manager on board E-3 and E-8 aircraft. His awards include the Air Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. A member USNI's Editorial Board, his writing has been frequently published in Proceedings.

Articles by Brian Hanley

Where's the Beef?

By Lieutenant Colonel Brian Hanley, USAF
September 2007
What's been labeled as military strategy is really no strategy at all.

Now Hear This: Send the Best and the Brightest

By Lieutenant Colonel Brian Hanley, U.S. Air Force
June 2007
In his recent Armed Forces Journal essay, "A Failure in Generalship," U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Paul Yingling delivers a closely argued rebuke to what he sees as the intellectual and ...

The Wellsprings of Transformation

By Lieutenant Colonel Brian Hanley, U.S. Air Force
December 2005
The military traditionally puts little emphasis on scholarly achievement. For transformation to be successful, however, the services need to foster and reward intellectual curiosity in their officer corps. Only in ...