Theater Air Mobility: Historical Analysis, Doctrine and Leadership
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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This document is an assessment of theater air mobility history, doctrine, and leadership. The document analyzes current theater air mobility organization and command and control C2 for supporting Military Operations Other Than War MOOTW and multiple Joint Task Force JTF scenarios. A problem lies in the fact that current Air Force and air mobility doctrine establishes C2 with the Joint Forces Air Component Commander JFACC instead of with the Director of Mobility Forces DIRMOBFOR who oversees theater air mobility operations. During Operation ALLIED FORCE, this lack of C2 at the air mobility level created a coordination nightmare for the DIRMOBFOR as every mission not sortie had to be coordinated for validation with numerous commands and organizations until tactical control TACON of air mobility assets was delegated by the JFACC.
- Military Aircraft Operations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics