Accession Number : ADA563421


Title :   Command Clairvoyance: Strategically Transforming AFRC Through Total Force and Leadership


Descriptive Note : Strategy Research Project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Thode, Michael C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a563421.pdf


Report Date : 19 Jan 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 46


Abstract : Predicated upon an environment of fiscal restraint and stewardship, the Air Force enterprise will be required to leverage synergies through transformation. Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) potentially proves to be a highly cost effective solution, especially through the venue of Total Force Initiative (TFI). Yet, examining the cultural premises and educational requirements of TFI yields intriguing results; mainly that TFI-related education is fundamentally lacking. This paper proposes possible remedies as well as relevant topics that AFRC leadership should consider when refining its vision and mission. AFRC should entertain a litany of strategically introspective questions focusing on utilization of the continuum of service, career cross-pollination, the creation of a strategic initiative group, and empowering and developing a culture based on leadership. As with any strategic level organizational transformation, success and failure hinge upon the lynchpin of leadership to imbue and endorse the change. Hence, fostering cross-culturally savvy leadership with coup d oiel is quintessential to success. The subject matter of this paper can be levied as a proposed CORONA topic from AFRC.


Descriptors :   *CULTURE , *EDUCATION , *MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , *TRANSFORMATIONS , AIR FORCE PERSONNEL , CAREERS , COST EFFECTIVENESS , LEADERSHIP , MILITARY RESERVES , ORGANIZATIONS , VISION


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE