Dr. Lamont Colucci, professor of political science at CUW, will make a presentation on his recently published book.

This book argues that America's newest branch of the armed forces, the United States Space Force, will soon play a key strategic role in American foreign policy, military and economic expansion, and technological innovation. Written by a leading expert on and member of the Space Force, the book offers an introduction to the Space Force, explains the urgent need for it, and walks readers through what exactly the Space Force is and is not.

Drawing on dozens of interviews with high-ranking members of the armed forces, the author claims that, in the future, space will be the geopolitical center of world politics, as such countries as the U.S., Russia, and China jockey for control of it. America must therefore set aside partisan politics to make space a top priority, as a failure to do so will leave the U.S. and its citizens in a dangerous and vulnerable position on the world stage.


Dr. Lamont Colucci is the inaugural Director of Doctrine Development for the United States Space Force. He has experience as a diplomat with the U.S. Dept. of State and is today a Full Professor of Political Science at Concordia University.

His primary area of expertise is United States national security and United States foreign policy. He teaches national security, foreign policy, intelligence, terrorism, and international relations courses. He has published three books as the sole author, including: Crusading Realism: The Bush Doctrine and American Core Values After 9/11; a two-volume series entitled The National Security Doctrines of the American Presidency: How they Shape our Present and Future and The International Relations of the Bible. He was a contributing author of two books, entitled, The Day That Changed Everything: Looking at the Impact of 9/11 at the End of the Decade and Homeland Security and Intelligence. His latest book, U.S. Space Force: Grand Strategy, and United States National Security, was published in December 2022.

In 2012, he became the Fulbright Scholar in Residence at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, Austria. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a doctorate in politics from the University of London, England. In 2007 he received Ripon College's Severy Excellence in Teaching Award, and in 2010, the Underkofler Outstanding Teaching Award. In 2015 he received the National Significant Sig award of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Dr. Colucci is a substantial contributor to United States Air Force/Space Command/ Space Force publications and conferences concerning space strategy. Dr. Colucci is also an occasional columnist for the Washington Times, National Review, Washington Examiner/Weekly Standard, The Hill, U.S. News and World Report, and Defense News. In addition, he is a bi-monthly columnist for Newsmax.

Dr. Colucci is also a Senior Fellow in National Security Affairs at the American Foreign Policy Council, and Senior Advisor in National Security for Contingent Security. In addition, he is a National Security and Foreign Affairs advisor to the NATO-oriented Conference of Defence Associations Institute. Dr. Colucci also teaches in the graduate program in intelligence and security at American Military University. Dr. Colucci is the co-founder and CEO of Space Fund Intelligence. He served as the founding interim Director of the Center for Politics at Ripon College. In 2018 he was appointed to the National Task Force on National and Homeland Security.

The Concordia National Security and Space Center (CNSSC) promotes American national security, spacepower, space economics, science, and exploration, unifying the ideals of virtue, free enterprise, human potential, and American security.

No registration is required for this free event.