Accession Number : ADA598513


Title :   National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force: Report to the President and Congress of the United States


Corporate Author : NATIONAL COMMISSION ON THE STRUCTURE OF THE AIR FORCE ARLINGTON VA


Personal Author(s) : McCarthy, Denis ; Conation, Erin C ; Brownlee, Les ; Davidson, Janine ; Harrell, Margaret C ; Johns, Jr, Raymond E ; Peters, F W ; Wyatt, III, Harry M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a598513.pdf


Report Date : 30 Jan 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 133


Abstract : The Air Force faces many challenges in meeting its national security mission within the resources currently envisioned. Doing so will not be easy or without risk, nor will it permit the application of traditional methods of allocating missions, equipment, and resources among the Air Force s three components. After conducting 19 days of hearings involving 154 witnesses and oral public comments, and listening to currently serving Airmen of almost all ranks from the three components at 13 installations throughout the country, the Commission is convinced that the Air Force must change the way it organizes, aligns, and employs the great Americans who choose to serve in its ranks. Congress directed the Commission to undertake a comprehensive study of the structure of the Air Force to determine whether, and how, the structure should be modified to best fulfill current and anticipated mission requirements for the Air Force in a manner consistent with available resources. The statute that created this Commission also specified that it address six considerations in its report to Congress and the President. The Commission fulfilled this mission in the time allotted.


Descriptors :   *ACTIVE DUTY , *AIR FORCE PLANNING , *LEGISLATION , *MILITARY CAPABILITIES , *MILITARY FORCE LEVELS , *MILITARY MODERNIZATION , *MILITARY RESERVES , AIR FORCE , AIR FORCE BUDGETS , BENEFITS , CONGRESS , EFFICIENCY , HOMELAND DEFENSE , LEADERSHIP , LIFE CYCLE COSTS , MANAGEMENT , MILITARY COMMANDERS , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , MISSIONS , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , OPERATIONAL READINESS , PRESIDENT(UNITED STATES) , RESOURCES , SALARIES


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE