On September 22, 2021, the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies was awarded the AFA Chairman’s Aerospace Education Achievement Award. The award is for long-term commitment to aerospace education, making a significant impact across the nation. Accepting the award on behalf of the Institute was its Dean, Lt Gen David A. Deptula, USAF (Ret.). The Mitchell Institute provides insightful, pragmatic advice to top leadership in the Pentagon, Capitol Hill, and the international community of air and space military leaders. As the nation’s only aerospace power-focused think tank, the Mitchell Institute provides independent, sound analysis outlining the right solutions in the air and space domains to protect our nation. Its experts are the premier thought leadership when it comes to advocating for new force structure requirements, whether it be specific systems like the B-21 and F-35, or broader force capability and capacity considerations. The Mitchell Institute is also the voice for Airmen and Guardian interests through a regular and routine voice in the media. They are also the leader in cultivating the next generation of air and space talent. Since 2014, their Air Force and Space Force fellows program brings rising leaders to the Mitchell Institute for five-month tours. They are the go-to organization for accurate, current, and forward-thinking information in the air and space domains. They lead the way in educating the public and the defense and legislature communities about the critical need for unrivaled aerospace power.