Looking ahead to future airpower requirements, this engaging and ground-breaking book on the history and future of American combat airpower argues that the USAF must adapt to the changes that confront it or risk decline into irrelevance. To provide decision makers with the necessary analytical tools, Jeffrey J. Smith uses organizational modeling to help explain historical change in the USAF and to anticipate change in the future. While the analysis and conclusions it offers may prove controversial, the book aims to help planners make better procurement decisions, institute appropriate long-term policy, and better organize, train, and equip the USAF for the future.The first came in 1986 when I was accepted into the United States Air Force as an officer candidate with a follow-on ... However, with the responsibility of raising a growing family together with my desire to continue my education, the USA F appeared to be a great opportunity to meet both needs. When I entered the USA F, I really did not understand what aservicea meant. ... For me, as an Air Force officer, that naturally meant I would take on every opportunity the Air Force could provide.
|Title||:||Tomorrow's Air Force|
|Author||:||Jeffrey J. Smith|
|Publisher||:||Indiana University Press - 2013-11-01|