Lieutenant Colonel

Henry 

Heren 

Joint Air Power Competence Centre (2018-2021)

Lieutenant Colonel Henry Heren is a NATO Space & Cyberspace Strategist assigned to the JAPCC. He is a Master Space Operator and a Fully Qualified Joint Staff Officer with operational and planning experience in the Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. After more than 28 years’ service in the US Air Force, he transitioned to the US Space Force in 2020. He is a graduate of the US Air Force Weapons School, with experience in assignments focusing on Space, Cyberspace, and Electronic Warfare Operations.

Information provided is current as of August 2021

From the Author

Space Tribes

Differentiating Space Operators in a Crowded Space Community
By Lt Col 
Henry 
Heren 
‘Where you stand depends on where you sit.’ Rufus Edward Miles Jr. ‘We have declared space an operational domain for NATO, recognising its importance in keeping us safe and tackling security challenges, while upholding international [...]

NATO Space Panel Introduction

NATO’s Fifth Operational Domain
By Lt Col 
Henry 
Heren 
Many of the most important activities supporting the planning and execution of military operations occur in what has been recently recognized as NATO’s highly dynamic and rapidly evolving fifth operational domain, Space. Space-based capabilities are [...]

Crossroads of Technologies and Authorities

By Lt Col 
Henry 
Heren 
‘… with great power there must also come – great responsibility!’ The United States (US) Military, particularly its Air Force and Army, are pursuing technical capabilities to facilitate Command and Control (C2) in multiple domains [...]

NATO Space

Recognition versus Current Reality
By Lt Col 
Henry 
Heren 
‘People see what they want to see and what people want to see never has anything to do with the truth.’ On 4 December 2019, the North Atlantic Council announced in London: ‘We have declared [...]

Space Operations

By Lt Col 
Heiner 
Grest 
By Lt Col 
Henry 
Heren 
By Lt Col 
Tim 
Vasen DipEng, MSc 
Today’s modern warfare is heavily dependent on the Space Domain; the use of Data, Products and Services (DPS) from Space-based capabilities allows all national armed forces, to include NATO as well as potential adversaries, to [...]

Space: NATO’s Newest Operational Domain

By Lt Col 
Heiner 
Grest 
By Lt Col 
Henry 
Heren 
By Lt Col 
Tim 
Vasen DipEng, MSc 
The Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC) is currently officially recognized as the COE ‘for the facilitation of Joint Air Power transformation within NATO’s overall transformation efforts’. The original Concept for the JAPCC, submitted by [...]

Future Developments Panel Introduction

With an Eye Towards the Horizon
By Lt Col 
Henry 
Heren 
Many of today’s military conflicts are still largely contested with predominately Industrial Age forces and mind-set … both of which are increasingly changing. The exponential growth in technology, coupled with increasing applications, and understanding, of [...]

Space Panel Introduction

NATO’s Newest Recognized Operational Domain
By Lt Col 
Henry 
Heren 
In 2020 the Joint Air & Space Power Conference will focus on how NATO leverages emerging technologies in support of Air & Space Power. Specifically, how do new capabilities operating in and through Space (NATO’s [...]

Multi-Domain Operations: Inconceivable!

By Lt Col 
Henry 
Heren 
‘You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.’ Inigo Montoya The classic line above from The Princess Bride is in response to one of the characters, Vizzini, [...]

What is a Multi-Domain Operation?

By Lt Col 
Heiner 
Grest 
By Lt Col 
Henry 
Heren 
The use of the term Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) has increased in popularity over the past decade as military services, those of the United States, in particular, have sought to codify their approach to warfare beyond [...]

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