Air and Space Expeditionary Force Crisis Action Leadership for Commanders
AIR FORCE FELLOWS PROGRAM MAXWELL AFB AL
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The 25 October 2002 CSAF Sight Picture states, We must continue to push the theme to our people that our main attention in today s Air Force is on expeditionary operations. Training and operations at home base should all be focused on preparing and supporting deployment. The Air and Space Expeditionary Force AEF concept has been executed for a multitude of operations, including the recent Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, AND NOBLE EAGLE, during which several units deployed on very short notice, and in some cases, into bare bases. Every Airman is important to AEF mission accomplishment, and the unit commander has the biggest play in overall mission success. To ensure mission success, commanders should be trained and equipped for this very demanding role. The purpose of this book is to provide a think piece for new commanders desiring to prepare themselves and their units for the AEF mission. Research of top books on leadership, management, and crisis action planning provides key principles and ideas for commanders to excel in a crisis situation. A review of Air Force and Joint publications provides a summary of information sources and required commander actions. Finally, interviews of commanders who have led their units in limited-notice AEF deployments and other leaders who have themselves experienced crisis situations provide a rich filling to support the concepts.
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