Maintaining the Edge: Taking Air Force Expeditionary Capabilities to the Next Level
Defense Acquisition University Fort Belvoir United States
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Gen. Donald J. Hoffman leads one of the most diverse and dynamic organizations in the Air Force. As the commander of Air Force Materiel Command, he is responsible for a workforce of 74,000 peopletwo-thirds of whom are Air Force civilians as they engage in research, development, test and evaluation, acquisition management services, and logistics support for the Air Force. This breadth of responsibility is complex, but the AFMC mission is simply stated deliver war-winning capabilities, on time and on cost. Defense AT and L caught up with Hoffman in April to discuss how AFMC is managing aging aircraft, workforce complexities, and sustainment missions, all while continuing to produce cutting edge battlefield technologies.