Air Force Officer | Author | Speaker
Joseph Chapa is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force and holds a PhD (DPhil) in philosophy from the University of Oxford. His areas of expertise include just war theory, military ethics, and especially the ethics of remote and autonomous weapons. His doctoral research investigates an individual rights-based account of just war theory.
He is a senior pilot with more than 1,400 pilot and instructor pilot hours, many of which were flown in support of major U.S. combat and humanitarian operations. He currently serves as the Team Lead on the Air Staff’s Artificial Intelligence Cross-Functional Team.
University of Oxford
2017 - 2020
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.),
2013 - 2014
Masters of Arts (M.A.), Philosophy
2002 - 2006
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Philosophy
Is Remote Warfare Moral? Is published through PublicAffairs Books and InkWell Management.