Air Force Civil Engineer Mobilization in a Joint Vision 2010 World
AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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Rapid evolution in the international political, social, and military environment, coupled with budget pressures within the federal government, have created a fluid setting for the military services. As fundamental as aircraft to the Air Forces ability to protect U.S. interests at home and abroad are the support functions that provide deployed basing for aircraft and aircrew alike. What are the factors that influence the civil engineers ability to launch, support and sustain deployed military operations within the context of this environment and the national military strategy established to meet these challenges Do current civil engineer capabilities fulfill Joint Vision 2010 and Air Force Global Engagement strategies, now and in the future, for interaction in the New World order What steps are Air Force civil engineers taking, or should they take, to improve their ability to support deployed military operations This study concludes that Air Force civil engineering is substantially in step with the evolving character of the current strategies that enable the U.S. military to engage across the spectrum of new and anticipated future world environments. Major progress has been made in adjusting the organizational and doctrinal guidelines for CE mobilization. However, the application of technology readily available today, though actively sought and readily applied in the laboratory, suffers shortfalls in funding to adequately field the resulting advances. This study offers some recommendations in this and other key areas relevant to mobilization of U.S. forces whether joint or Air Force.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics