Air Command and Staff College, Air University Maxwell Air Force Base United States
The United States Air Force USAF faces tremendous leadership challenges as it enters its 25th year of continuous combat operations. Manning shortfalls, reduced budgets and a myriad of other complex challenges have increased the stress placed upon Air Force leaders and followers alike. While caring for Airmen and their families the USAF Chaplain Corps has been navigating leadership challenges as well. These challenges have compromised the organizational health of the Chaplain Corps. This lack of health degrades leadership performance, development and other areas of mission accomplishment. Instead of creating new programs, the Chaplain Corps needs to implement systemic processes that increase the health of the organization. By 2036, the Chaplain Corps should exemplify a healthy organizational construct.