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Creating Space Force Structure Through Strategic Planning: The Air Force Reserve Visioning Process
Strategic research project,
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This research paper will assess the challenges and potential inadequacies of todays military leaders in understanding the importance of coupling strategic visioning and strategic planning processes together to achieve military mission objectives. It focuses on our current National and Military Security Space Strategies, and the Air Force Reserves vision for future involvement in support of those strategies. It begins by providing the historical background on the Air Force Reserve. It describes the historical roots of the Reserve associate unit and Individual Mobilization Augmentee IMA programs, and why even today there is a lack of collaborative effort between the two related Reserve programs. This research will explore the impacts of a leaders vision to influence and achieve strategic outcomes. In addition, this research will show how a sound, purposeful vision can encourage dissimilar and similar organizations to work together through the strategic planning process to achieve common objectives. Finally, a case study will be presented for readers who appreciate the utility of a roadmap that imparts a how to guide to create Reserve augmentation support to the active duty, using the Department of Defenses DoDs Planning Programming and Budgeting System PPBS.
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