The Future Hunters course at the Command and General Staff Officer College provides emerging Army leaders with vital tools and skills to understand and make decisions regarding long-term future operational environments. The course starts with the premise that the future is uncertain, complex, and unpredictable. Students learn to manage, even profit from, this uncertain environment through strategic foresight, a discipline in which systematic thinking and rigorous frameworks are applied to complex, uncertain environments to generate logical projections of potential future conditions, which serve as decision support tools. Through immersion in future hunter concepts, students learn to appreciate those provocative ideas, even absurd ones, that might help move us out of our comfort zone. The challenge with thinking about the future is that we often envision it as similar to the present when it is decidedly not so. Ridiculous or edgy ideas make us think more broadly and help us to prepare for a plausible future, especially if it is one in which we do not want to live. Ridiculous ideas can help lead the Army’s change, ultimately preventing surprise and reducing risk for our national security. The Future Hunters course is being incorporated into the curricula of several of our university partners as a form of applied learning.