Col. (ret) William S. Tully, Jr. is a retired U.S. Air Force officer with 25 years of combat, teaching, and international leadership experience.

During his Air Force career, Tully served as a squadron commander, in-theater director of operations, training officer, and installation inspector general. He is a veteran of Operations Just Cause, Desert Storm, Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, Noble Eagle, and Iraqi Freedom.

Tully instructed more than 500 Air War College students – including military, civilian, and international students – in leadership, strategy, ethics, and other courses. Tully has also taught more than 3,000 students as a civilian adjunct professor. He is the author of Leadership: A Prescriptive Approach.

Tully was awarded the Bronze Star and numerous other accolades. He earned a B.A. in history from Alderson-Broaddus College, an M.S. in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, an M.A. in military operational art and science from Air Command and Staff College, an M.A. in strategic studies from the Air War College, and a doctorate in education – applied aviation studies from Oklahoma State University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Global Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Military Ethics
  • Crisis Management
  • Regional Expertise: Central Asia, Southeast Asia, the Balkans

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