Colonel

Carlos 

Presa 

Tactical Leadership Programme (TLP)

Colonel Carlos Presa is currently the TLP Commandant, being commissioned through the Spanish Air Force Academy as an officer in 1992. Following operational and instructional postings in several units, flying mainly the F-18 Hornet, he completed his command tour as the 462 SQN Commander in the Canary Islands. After graduating from the Joint Staff College in Madrid, he was posted as an Air-to-Air instructor at the Tactical Leadership Programme. Among other missions, he joined ISAF as the acting Air Liaison Officer, TACP Commander and Airfield Coordinator for the Spanish Battalion. He returned to the Staff College as an instructor in 2012, while from 2014 to 2017 was the Manned Air Defence SME at JAPCC. Colonel Presa holds a PhD in Linguistics and worked as a Professor at Universidad Complutense, Madrid.

Information provided is current as of February 2022

From the Author

The TLP and the Pace of Change

TLP Challenges and Strategy
By Lt Col 
Zachary  
Mellor 
By Wg Cdr 
Jonathan 
Millington 
By Col 
Carlos 
Presa 
Change is associated in many cases with necessary actions, actions associated with positive effects, in politics, in aesthetics, in life. But this statement is not necessarily true if the changing subject already constitutes a relevant [...]

Air Warfare Communication in a Networked Environment

By Capt 
William A. 
Perkins 
By Col 
Carlos 
Presa 
Network technology is expanding at an exponential rate. As technology improves, effectively unlimited connectivity is no longer strictly a future concept; however, combined decision-making and data sharing processes (or maybe ‘protocols’) are not evolving at [...]

JAPCC Perspective on the Fifth Generation Aircraft Discussion

Air Warfare Communication in a Networked Environment
By Capt 
William A. 
Perkins 
By Col 
Carlos 
Presa 
By Col 
Joseph 
Speed 
Both the F-22 and F-35 have proprietary, directional datalink systems, which permit a high level of secure data transfer with each other, but have limited to no connectivity to other platforms. Many engineering solutions, including [...]

No Fair Fights

The Effects of Hybrid War, Disinformation, and RPA Automation on NATO Air Power
By Lt Col 
Martin 
Menzel 
By Col 
Carlos 
Presa 
The monopoly of violence is one element that confirms the statehood of modern nations. By agreeing to allocate ways and means to exert and control violence, the society also defines red lines: The legitimate rules [...]

Joint Employment Zones (JEZ+)

A Step Beyond in Joint Air Power
By Col 
Carlos 
Presa 
BUZZ: ‘Halt! Who goes there?!’ The other toys are peeking over the edge of the bed. REX: ‘Don’t shoot! It’s okay! Friends!’ BUZZ (to Woody): ‘Do you know these life forms?’ WOODY: ‘Yes. They’re Andy’s [...]

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