Dr. Jason “Hap” Arnold, Ed.D., NSS Space Ambassador

Jason Arnold

Dr. Jason “Hap” Arnold, Ed.D. is the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director for the National Space Society and the Director of Education and Outreach for the International Space Elevator Consortium. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors for both organizations. Previously, he was Dean of the School of Security Cooperation Studies at Defense Security Cooperation University.

Dr. Arnold has taught Senior Executives, Diplomats, Aviators, NATO military professionals, and worked extensively with allies in a variety of operational contexts His educational credentials stem from time as faculty at NDU’s Joint Forces Staff College and USAF Air University’s Air Command and Staff College.

Dr. Arnold is a retired Air Force Colonel with 23 years of service. In that capacity he served as a NATO officer, a CENTCOM advisor in Saudi Arabia, and on the initial staff of AFRICOM during their operational standup. Dr. Arnold was on faculty at the National Defense University (NDU), and programmed Space, Cyber, ISR, RPA, and C2 units as the Global Vigilance Panel Chair at Air Force Reserve Command Headquarters (A8V).

Dr. Arnold earned the Doctor of Education degree specializing in Performance Improvement Leadership and holds a Master of Education degree focusing on Adult and Higher Education. He has certificates from University of Wisconsin on Distance Education and in College Teaching from Tidewater Consortium. He has been published in the Foreign Affairs Officer (FAO) Journal. He is a graduate of Air War College, SHAPE’s NATO Staff Officer School, and the Space Orientation Course.

Areas of Presentation Specialization

  • Space Elevators
  • Interplanetary Logistics Network


  • ELEVATE! – The tethered-lift solution for space logistics (+50 min)
  • BEANSTALKS, SKYHOOKS, AND CASTLES: An Interplanetary Logistics Network (+50 min)

Location: Arlington, Virginia
Available for Virtual Presentations: Yes
Available for In-Person Presentations: Yes, with travel compensation

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