On August 20, 2015, AFIT's new School for Advanced Nuclear Deterrence Studies (SANDS) kicked off with the first cohort of six students.
The year-long program, which is housed at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, will consist of Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) officers, civilians and joint officers who seek to become masters of the nuclear enterprise.  Graduates will receive a master's degree in Operations Management.
Dr. Adedeji Badiru, Dean, Graduate School of Engineering and Management, stated " The program, organized in response to the needs of the Global Strike Command, is a testimony to the high value placed on AFIT by Air Force leaders."
Read more about the new program here.