Commander

Aaron 

Shiffer 

Joint Air Power Competence Centre
Subject Matter Expert

Commander Aaron Shiffer commissioned into the United States Navy in 2000. Initial training pilot training was in the P-3C Orion serving two US operational tours and a 3rd with the Royal Australian Air Force. After completing a tour on board the USS GEORGE HW BUSH, he transitioned to the P-8A Poseidon completing several operational test events with VX-1 for 9 different platforms. His staff tours include Regional Air OPSO for Europe, Africa and Central as well as the Deputy Program Manager Sustainment lead for MQ-4C Triton. Currently he is assigned at the JAPCC, Combat Air Branch, as Maritime Air Operations including Carrier Operations (FW) SME.

Information provided is current as of November 2022

From the Author

Hypersonic Weapons on the Front Line

Deterrent or Detractor?
By Cdr 
Aaron 
Shiffer 
Some regard hypersonic weapons as a niche capability that offers a new first-strike capability for a small set of high-value targets, while others argue they have little real impact beyond strategic messaging of national prestige [...]

Achieving Sustainable Air and Space Readiness in the Light of the Ukrainian War

Imperatives from Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine – ‘The New Normal Readiness’
By Lt Col 
Rafael 
Ichaso 
By Lt Col 
Stefan 
Lax 
By Maj 
Tamás 
Oszlár 
By Cdr 
Aaron 
Shiffer 
In the dynamic and ever-evolving strategic landscape, NATO continually adjusts its Military Instrument of Power via the ‘Concept for Deterrence and Defence of the Euro-Atlantic Area’, and the ‘NATO Warfighting Capstone Concept’. As a military [...]

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