The authors develop an overall framework for force management that would identify roles and organizations that could provide analysis and diagnosis of understrength conditions and could also execute appropriate policy interventions to solve the problems. Determination of personnel requirements, accessions, retentions, education and training, assignment, and promotions must be managed closely and attentively, and such management must be performed at three different levels, which the authors denote by the familiar military terms of tactical (assignments of individual officers and their individual careers), operational (individual career fields, or a set of closely related fields), and strategic (the total Air Force workforce, including overall force size, officer/enlisted and component mix, and the balance between individual career fields).Many career fields were understrength. Authorizations went unfilled, and many fields had severe skill imbalances, such as a dearth of middle-level people.
|Title||:||Understrength Air Force Officer Career Fields|
|Author||:||Lionel A. Galway|
|Publisher||:||Minnesota Historical Society - 2005-01-01|