AETC’s DAGGER selected for Air Force 2022 Spark Tank Finals

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For the third year in a row, Air Education and Training Command has made it to the Spark Tank finals after the six finalists for the 2022 campaign were announced on January 26.

Congratulations to Air University’s (Eaker Center) Matthew Correia’s submission, Developing Airmen and Guardians with Games for Enhanced Readiness (DAGGER) as it will represent The First Command in the finals.

DAGGER, formerly known as Developing Airmen With Games, or DAWG, leverages sound, proven educational practices with game-based learning. It addresses the Chief of Staff of the Air Force’s Action Order A: Airmen, transforming the way we deliberately professionally grow our Airmen, by building better Airmen through Air Force Foundational Competencies and Core Values.

DAGGER will now compete at the AFA Warfare Symposium March 2-4 in Orlando, Florida, where the 2022 Spark Tank winner will be announced.

The original DAGGER submission and videos can be seen at