Improved AF Squadron Command Structure for Leadership, Accountability, and Efficiency
Air War College Air University Maxwell AFB United States
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Throughout its history, the U.S. Air Force has periodically redesigned organizational structures. Rationale for these efforts varied from mission changes as well as manpower and resource reductions, but largely stemmed from in squadrons encompassing greater responsibility and complexity. Since squadron commanders have legal responsibility for the mission and resources,1 senior leaderefforts to improve efficiencies and mission performance. Over the last decade, several organizations and career fields have reorganized, realigned, or merged, resultingship and the American people should reasonably expect them to be held accountable for their organizations actions. Therefore, the squadron must be properly structured for manageable oversight to ensure justified accountability.