Vice Chief’s Challenge

Vice Chief’s Challenge

The Air Force Vice Chief of Staff is challenging Airmen, academia and industry to enhance Multi-Domain Operations, which integrates joint and coalition capabilities across all military operations. In a world dominated by rapid innovation, can you look around and find a better way to establish situational awareness, develop courses of action or deliver effects at unmatched speed? Many scenarios require us to act within 15 minutes or less.

Our adversaries have become very savvy at leveraging technology to challenge the superiority we have come to rely on. In each of our mission areas, we must rapidly harness and integrate technology that helps Airmen anticipate what’s next and speed our decision cycle. The Air Force Challenge will start small by gathering ideas from individual Airmen, rapidly evolve concepts with national thought leaders and scale fast by working with industry to build and demonstrate prototypes.


Airmen (Active Duty and Government Civilians)
Each of you have seen opportunities to enhance multi-domain operations. Is it an app, an algorithm or a new approach? We want to hear your best ideas and your thoughts on ideas proposed by other Airmen. Accept the Challenge by registering for the new U.S. Air Force Ideation Platform using the link below.

Academia & Industry:
Stay tuned for the next phases of the Air Force Challenge where you’ll get involved in workshops to refine ideas and draft development plans, followed by solicitation for prototype development and demonstration.

Accept the Challenge.