Accession Number : ADA420565


Title :   Commanding an Air Force Squadron in the 21st Century: A Practical Guide of Tips and Techniques for Today's Squadron Commander


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL


Personal Author(s) : Smith, Jeffrey F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a420565.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2002


Pagination or Media Count : 170


Abstract : This book is a primer designed to accompany appropriate courseware in multiple Air University syllabi and to offer an accessible reference to those MAJCOMs who sponsor their own squadron commander pre-command courses. This book does not espouse particular leadership or command duties and responsibilities. There are many excellent readings by very talented and more qualified people on those subjects. This book is not a scholarly effort - nor is it intended to be, It is an easy read' for those who are about to assume the intense responsibility of command. It is full of recent experiences and examples offered by those who have recently graduated from command. To be frank, this guide is an effort to allow the reader to learn from others' mistakes and successes. It is chock full of real life experiences and practical advice learned often by the seat of the pants. I interviewed more than 100 active and former United States Air Force squadron commanders with one simple goal in mind - to provide you, the incoming squadron commander, a collection of experiences you can relate to when the situation arises on your watch. And it will. This book is not a checklist of actions to follow under every possible situation you may face while in command, Rather, it touches on many of the commonalities of command that face those selected today.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE , *LEADERSHIP , *SQUADRONS , MANAGEMENT , AIR FORCE PERSONNEL , MILITARY COMMANDERS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE