A History of Wing-Base Organization and Considerations for Change
AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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The historical evolution of the wing-base organization is traced from 1925 to the current time. A documentation of events, the perceptions of military and civilian leaders, and views of the author provide a background for understanding the frequent reorganizations which have occurred and which have always been targeted at furthering the employment of airpower. The potential loss of the Air Force organizational, corporate memory and a lack of explicit organizational feedback are seen as the main drawbacks to accomplishing future restructuring in a reasoned manner. This study provides both a single historical record and a sampling of the attitudes of key personnel regarding the sufficiency of the existing wing-base organization. Areas of organizational dissatisfactions are identified and further action by HQ USAF is recommended.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics