Captain

William A. 

Perkins 

Joint Air Power Competence Centre (2015-2018)

Captain William A. Perkins is designated as P-3 Orion Weapons & Tactics Instructor in the US Navy and on his seven deployments he has flown combat missions in every operational theatre in which the P-3C operates. In 2012, he completed a successful aviation squadron command tour as Commanding Officer of Tactical Air Control Squadron 11. A prolific author and strategist, his work has been published in Jane’s Defence Weekly, Jane’s Navy International, US Naval Institute’s Proceedings, Joint Warfare Centre’s Three Swords and in the Journal of the JAPCC. In addition, while assigned to the JAPCC, he wrote three strategic level studies on NATO maritime and air integration challenges. He is currently serving as the Director of Fleet Operations (N3) for the Pacific based US Seventh Fleet.

Information provided is current as of June 2018

From the Author

On Multi-Domain Operations

Is NATO Today Sufficiently ‘Joint’ to Begin Discussions Regarding Multi-Domain Command and Control?
By Lt Col 
Andrea 
Olivieri 
By Capt 
William A. 
Perkins 
Recently, there have been multiple think papers, studies and articles proposing a new way of viewing the future battlespace. Many of these treat the entire environment as one single domain or an integrated environment of [...]

Unmanned Air Systems in NATO Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)

Potential Future Applications and Concepts
By Capt 
William A. 
Perkins 
The resurgence of Russian Federation Navy (RFN) submarine activity in the past few years has stimulated a response action from the Alliance. At both the 2014 Wales and 2016 Warsaw NATO Summits, Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) [...]

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 [...]

Enabling Maritime ISR through the ‘Family of Systems’

By Capt 
William A. 
Perkins 
Maritime Patrol has existed since the early days of aviation and has been a critical part of nearly every NATO operation. Beginning with visual detection of naval task groups in the early part of World [...]

Considerations for Employment of the F-35B in Amphibious Operations

By Capt 
William A. 
Perkins 
The arrival of the F-35B Lightning-II into the inventory of many NATO nations is likely to fundamentally alter the methods by which NATO conducts air support to amphibious operations. In the past, the amphibious force [...]

Air Command and Control in the Amphibious Environment

By Capt 
William A. 
Perkins 
Although NATO, as an Alliance, has never executed an opposed amphibious landing, it continues to grow, maintain, and exercise its amphibious warfare capability and the role of Air Power in support of Landing Operations continues [...]

Alliance Airborne Anti-Submarine Warfare

A Forecast for Maritime Air ASW in the Future Operational Environment
By Capt 
William A. 
Perkins 
By Lt Cdr 
Natale 
Pizzimenti 
As the Cold War ended and the Russian Federation’s naval projection was challenged both by the internal politics of glasnost and the stark realities of their national economic situation, their submarine deployments throughout the NATO [...]

Is NATO’s MPA Force Prepared for ­Resurgent Russian Submarine Patrols?

By Capt 
William A. 
Perkins 
This article is an abbreviated version of a longer ­essay written in June 2015. The full version can be provided on request. In the waning decades of the 20th century, due to a noted reduction [...]

NATO / Multinational Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Unit

A Feasibility Study
By Lt Col 
Andre 
Haider 
By Lt Col 
Martin 
Menzel 
By Capt 
William A. 
Perkins 
NATO military commanders and Alliance Leaders have consistently identified gaps in NATO’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capability and capacity including the entailed Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (PED) processes. Exercises such as Unified Vision have begun [...]

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