Rebalancing the Air Force: A Comprehensive Solution
Air War College Air University Maxwell AFB United States
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In the following pages, the author offers a comprehensive solution to the ongoing Air Force capabilities rebalancing effort by arguing for the adoption of military judgment criteria to inform and standardize the process. Additionally, the author argues for the adoption of a conceptual model meant to enable senior leaders to visualize the complex interplay of variables relevant to the rebalancing process. Armed with the model and a set of standardized military judgment criteriasenior leaders will be in a better position to make fully informed force structure decisionstheoretically improving the Air Forces ability to meet sustained operational requirements at a lower cost with minimum risk. Much of what is contained here is applicable to the Army, Navy and Marines, all of which have reserve components.