Supporting Air and Space Expeditionary Forces

Author: Don Snyder
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society
ISBN: 9780833035677
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The Air Force's transition from a threat-based to a capabilities-based planning posture suggests the need to calculate swiftly the manpower and equipment required to generate those capabilities. This book outlines just such a methodology for determining deployment requirements. The methodology employs a prototype research tool--the Strategic Tool for the Analysis of Required Transportation (START)--which generates lists of capability units required to support a user-specified operation. The appendix serves as a user's guide to the START program

Supporting Air and Space Expeditionary Forces

Author: Ronald G. McGarvey
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833042904
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RAND was asked by the U.S. Air Force to carry out analyses needed to determine alternatives for the use of CONUS Centralized Intermediate Repair Facilities (CIRFs) that would provide increased maintenance efficiency (compared with traditional, decentralized structures) without reducing combat support capability. These CIRFs would provide off-equipment repair of propulsion and avionics components for the F-15, F-16, and A/OA-10. RAND developed an optimization-based analytic method for CIRF network design that identifies a range of cost-effective alternatives. Aircraft force structure bed-downs resulting from the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) recommendations were used in the analyses, and all CONUS active duty bases and Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command installations were included, considering support to three tasking scenarios--normal peacetime training and readiness, Air and Space Expeditionary Force (AEF) deployment, and major regional conflicts (MRCs). General results from the analyses are: CONUS CIRF is a cost-effective maintenance strategy for nearly all commodities analyzed; potential manpower cost savings more than offset increased transport costs; CONUS CIRF total pipeline requirements generally are not excessive; many network designs are virtually equivalent in cost and performance; and large user bases are naturally attractive CONUS CIRF locations. The monograph also provides commodity-specific results and recommendations.

Supporting Air and Space Expeditionary Forces

Author: Patrick Mills
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833038389
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Anticipating varied and fast-breaking regional crises in the future, the United States is reassessing how it prepares, maintains, and employs its military forces. This research looks at the current operational architecture for incorporating CSC2 and proposes an expanded version of an architecture for the future. The accompanying CD-ROM contains electroic versions ofdetailed process diagrams and holds the complete library of notional information products proposed by the author.

Strategic Analysis of Air National Guard Combat Support and Reachback Functions

Author: Robert S. Tripp
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833038842
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Evaluates options for Air National Guard combat support and reachback missions in four Air Force mission areas to support the Air and Space Expeditionary Force, investigates transformational opportunities for the ANG that would add the most value in achieving the desired operational effects, and considers how changes in unit and above-unit policies are likely to affect Total Force capabilities.

Space Command Sustainment Review

Author: Robert S. Tripp
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833040146
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Space assets are vital to the economic, social, and military interests of the United States, but these interests can conflict with one another, especially when it comes to space system sustainment. The authors worked with Air Force Space Command to develop a sustainment philosophy based on separation of demand, supply, and integrator processes and clear definition of responsibilities, using specific systems and units for illustration.

A Framework for Enhancing Airlift Planning and Execution Capabilities Within the Joint Expeditionary Movement System

Author: Robert S. Tripp
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833038338
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Recent operations abroad have shed light on shortfalls in the way the Air Force performs intratheater airlift within the military joint end-to-end multimodal movement system. Cargo backlogs, insufficient methods of tracking cargo, inefficient use of airlift resources, and a lack of discipline in requesting airlift support were among the problems identified. Using an expanded strategies-to-tasks framework as a "lens" for evaluating intra- and intertheater movement, the authors assess current intratheater airlift processes, organizations, doctrine, training, and systems. The report catalogues identified shortfalls and recommends options for improving the Theater Distribution System. They recommend a clear separation of supply, demand, and integrator roles, and they provide several organizational options. They also suggest the adoption of a closed-loop planning and execution process that focuses on the trade-offs in effectiveness and efficiency of alternative network options.

Analyzing Contingency Contracting Purchases for Operation Iraqi Freedom unrestricted Version

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Publisher: RAND Corporation
ISBN: 9780833042347
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This study examines contingency purchases made in theater to support U.S. Air Force activities during Operation Iraqi Freedom in fiscal years 2003 and 2004. It develops a custom database to determine the types of goods and services purchased and illustrates how such data can be used to facilitate planning and policy decisions associated with future CCO staffing and training, combat support, and sharing of lessons within the theater.

Assessing Capabilities and Risks in Air Force Programming

Author: Don Snyder
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 9780833046086
Format: PDF
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The findings presented here reexamine capabilities-based programming by introducing a new definition of capability metrics and a new set of algorithms for building and evaluating programs. The tools provide the programmer with a means to quantitatively and reproducibly develop programming options in light of an uncertain future, serving as a means to express capabilities and risks of resource allocations in terms of national planning objectives.