Historical Lessons for Squadron Revitalization
SCHOOL OF ADVANCE AIR AND SPACE STUDIES AIR UNIVERSITY MAXWELL AFB United States
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This study analyzes factors contributing to the accomplishments of highly successful USAF squadrons throughout history. The project examines the histories of seven highly successful squadrons of various types across 43 years of Air Force history.The study considers five basic factors organization, leadership, manpower, OPTEMPO, and morale to determine if they are necessary and sufficient for squadrons to be highly successful. The first three chapters each look at two award-winning squadrons from specific eras in USAF history Cold War era in Chapter One, Post-Cold War but Pre-911 in Chapter Two, and Post-911 in Chapter Three. The study analyzes the five factors in each case and summarizes the findings by era. Chapter Four begins by analyzing the findings across the eras. The researcher then uses the analysis to predict the state of the five factors in a seventh and final case. The project concludes with a summary of the findings and the relationships between them, and implications for consideration.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics