Bettering Military Logistics

From left, Aaron Glassburner and John Dickens
Air Force Maj. Aaron Glassburner (left) and Lt. Col. John Dickens (right) are two service members who are completing their doctoral degrees at UNT as part of a unique program with the Air Force Institute of Technology that provides professional training and continuing education opportunities for service members. (Photo by Ranjani Groth)

UNT Air Force Lt. Col. John Dickens and Maj. Aaron Glassburner are completing their doctoral degrees in logistics systems at UNT as part of a unique program with the Air Force Institute of Technology, a graduate school at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. The program provides professional training and continuing education opportunities for service members.

Much of AFIT's training is done in-house, but the institute periodically sends students to external universities.

"They send us out to get the breadth of knowledge we wouldn't necessarily get at a military-specific school," says Glassburner, who along with Dickens will use his academic know-how to advance logistical and supply chain planning for the U.S. Air Force.

Dickens and Glassburner are in their final year at UNT and expect to graduate this summer.

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