Accession Number:

ADA393915

Title:

Understanding the Air Force Culture

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

The Air Force has a rich, distinct culture that developed naturally from its historic origins, its unique view that technology in the third dimension could bring about a totally different manner of conducting war, and its emphasis on individual accomplishments. Most programs in the Air Force are consistent with this technology-based culture, but problems arise because of the failure to understand the various implications of this culture. An understanding of the Air Forces culture can explain many of its current beliefs and actions, and senior leaders should understand the role that culture plays in determining the eventual success of the organization. More importantly, an understanding of the Air Forces culture can enable senior leaders to know how to lead it into the future.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE