Captain

Daniel 

Cochran 

Joint Air Power Competence Centre (2017-2021)

Captain Daniel D. Cochran graduated in 1998 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Science and Engineering. He was designated a United States Naval Aviator in 2001. He is a distinguished graduate from the Air Force Institute of Technology earning a Master’s of Science in Aeronautical Engineering. A graduate of the United States Naval Test Pilot School, he has completed tours as a test pilot and instructor. In the fleet, CAPT Cochran has completed 14 aircraft carrier deployments while assigned to F/A-18E and F/A-18C squadrons. During his most recent tour, he commanded the ‘Royal Maces’ of VFA-27, attached to CVW-5, homeported in Atsugi, Japan. He has accumulated over 3,200 flight hours in 32 aircraft, including 760 carrier-arrested landings. He is currently serving as the Maritime Air Section Head at the Joint Air Power Competence Centre.

Information provided is current as of July 2021

From the Author

Transitioning NATO to an All-Domain Mindset

By Capt 
Daniel 
Cochran 
By Col 
Matthew 
Willis 
Joint All-Domain Operations (JADO) is a concept with the ambition of maximizing the effectiveness of all declared NATO forces through broadly focusing on two critical interoperability areas: obstacles between services and across the nations. The [...]

Employment Considerations for 5th Generation Systems

Incorporating F-35 Capabilities into NATO-led Operations
By Capt 
Daniel 
Cochran 
When considering the complexities of modern warfare, including the targeting of military objectives in contested, congested, and rapidly shifting environments, the ability to quickly and precisely identify and counter adversarial strategies has never been more [...]

Employing Friendly UAS for Counter-UAS Operations

By Capt 
Daniel 
Cochran 
By Lt Col 
Andreas 
Schmidt 
Unmanned aircraft (UA) are an established technology that continues to expand. Over the past decade, UA have become an integral component in most militaries and future military operations must consider Friendly-UA (F-UA) and Opposing-UA (O-UA) [...]

Reshaping Close Support

By Capt 
Daniel 
Cochran 
By Lt Col 
Andre 
Haider 
By Lt Col 
Panagiotis 
Stathopoulos 
A Future Vision of Close Joint Support Troops are in contact across a broad, disjointed front. Joint Fires Controllers (JFCs) and their assigned teams of Joint Fires Observers (JFOs) are in high demand and are [...]

Will the Aircraft Carrier Survive?

Future Air Threats to the Carrier (and How to Defend It)
By Capt 
Daniel 
Cochran 
Since the First World War, the importance of sea-based aviation has evolved, including the increasingly diverse mission sets aircraft carriers provide. Expert opinions on the future effectiveness of air power from the sea have also [...]

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