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Given manpower reductions in the active-duty Air Force and a surplus of highly trained Air National Guard (ANG) personnel, some missions might be transferred from the active component to the ANG without significant cost to the total force. Predator operations and support, air mobility command and control, Commander of Air Force forces staffing, and base-level intermediate maintenance are potentially attractive missions for ANG participation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833040190
  • Publisher: Rand Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface     iii
Figures     xv
Tables     xvii
Summary     xix
Acknowledgments     xxxv
Abbreviations     xxxix
Introduction     1
Study Motivation-End Strength and Force Structure Changes     2
Analytic Approach     3
Previous RAND Analyses     4
Analytic Framework     5
Nature of the Mission     6
ANG Benefits and Limitations     9
ANG Mission Feasibility     10
Deployment Characteristics of the Mission     11
Workforce Requirements     13
Potential Mission Candidates     15
Support of Recent Operations     15
Mission Areas Evaluated     16
Organization of This Report     19
Potential Predator Operations and Support Postures     21
Operational and Combat Support Requirements and Existing Force Options     22
ANG Goals, Strengths, and Limitations     23
Assignment Criteria Findings     24
Portfolio of Candidate Mission Options     25
Base Case: ANG Assumes Active Component Staffing Profiles     25
Option 1: Implement Cross-Skilling Policies in ANG Predator Units     28
Extend Option 1: Blend ANG and Active Units     29
Potential for Changing CONOPs     30
Option 2: Change the Support Paradigm     30
Summary Findings     33
Potential Air Mobility Command and Control Postures     35
Operational and Combat Support Requirements and Existing Force Options     36
The TACC     37
ANG Goals, Strengths, and Limitations     38
Assignment Criteria Findings     40
Portfolio of Candidate Mission Options     41
Base Case: Individual Augmentation of the AMD Staff     41
Option 1: ANG Assumes Forward-Deployed, Unit-Based AMD Augmentation Role with Partner Component     42
Option 2: ANG Provides Regional In-Garrison Air Mobility Command and Control Utilizing Cross-Skilling     46
Option 3: Creating an Air Mobility Operational Command and Control Mission     48
Alternative Staffing Solutions for Options 2 and 3     49
Summary Findings     51
Potential COMAFFOR Warfighting Operations Support Postures     55
Operational and Combat Support Requirements and Existing Force Options     56
ANG Goals, Strengths, and Limitations     57
Assignment Criteria Findings     59
Portfolio of Candidate Mission Options      60
Base Case: Individual Augmentation Using AFFOR Staff UTC     60
Option 1: Provide Unit-Based Augmentation Using a Force-Provider Construct     63
Option 2: Provide Unit-Based, AOR-Specific Augmentation Using a Force-Provider Construct     65
COMAFFOR Center of Excellence     66
Other Implementation Considerations     68
Summary Findings     69
Intermediate-Level Maintenance Options for Supporting the Future Total Force     73
Operational and Combat Support Requirements and Existing Force Options     74
ANG Goals, Strengths, and Limitations     76
Assignment Criteria Findings     77
Portfolio of Candidate Mission Options     78
Scenario Implications of BRAC     81
Scenario Implications of FTF     84
Analysis of Options     87
Base Case: Active Component Maintains Responsibility for ILM     90
Option 1: Using ANG to Provide All Moderate and Nondeployment ILM Capability     92
Option 2: Using ANG to Provide All Moderate and Nondeployment ILM Capability; Active Increase of 25 percent in the ANG Moderate-Deployment ILM     95
Summary Findings     101
Specific Implementation Issues     103
Colocated ANG ILM     103
Off-Site ANG ILM     107
Impact of BRAC and FTF on ILM PCS     108
FTF Associate Base Template     110
Overarching Concepts and Conclusions     113
Mission Assignment Decision Tree     117
Predator Operations and Support     127
Air Mobility Command and Control     133
Command of Air Force Forces Warfighting Support     143
AFFOR Staff Roles and Responsibilities     157
Intermediate-Level Maintenance Support     165
DoD BRAC Commission Actions, September 2005     173
Future Total Force Initiatives     175
Response to Hurricane Katrina     183
Bibliography     207
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