The School of Strategic Force Studies includes two continuing education schools, one continuing education department, and one distance learning department responsible for developing Airmen who will thrive in a technologically competitive environment.
2,600 mid-to-senior level students graduate annually in nuclear deterrence strategy, Nuclear Command and Control Communications (NC3) education, and cyberspace operations.
The Air Force Nuclear College, located at Kirtland AFB, NM plays a vital role in developing the Nuclear Enterprise's human capital, consistent with Program Action Directive (PAD) D16-01: Centralized Management of the Nuclear Enterprise.
The NC3 “school house” located in Bossier City, LA provides NC3 workforce education also consistent with PAD 16-01 and NDAA 2019.
The Department of Cyberspace Professional Continuing Education located at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH is a badge awarding school established as part of the Air Force's "Roadmap for the development of Cyberspace Professionals." The Distance Learning Department is chartered to develop and foster critical thinking on deterrence, assurance, and NC3.
Over 100 students are enrolled in systems engineering or strategic studies at seven partnering universities such as Harvard University's Extension School, Missouri State University's Department of Defense and Strategic Studies, and King's College London.