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Roles and Missions

Roles and Missions

by General Merrill A. McPeak

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ROLES AND MISSIONS is the final installment of the most comprehensive memoir ever produced by one of America’s service chiefs, offering deep insights into what it takes to get the job then, how to do it, once you get it. Previously, HANGAR FLYING was about fighter aviation in the 1960s, including flying airshows as a pilot with the Thunderbirds, and service in Vietnam as an attack pilot and high-speed forward air controller. Book two, BELOW THE ZONE, covered the 1970s and 1980s, and dealt with the leadership and management skills needed to reach the top of a large, complex organization.

General Merrill A. “Tony” McPeak was the 14th chief of staff of the US Air Force. ROLES AND MISSIONS deals with his 4 years as Air Force chief, starting in the early 1990s. The Cold War has just ended. He must deal with massive budget and manning cuts, and puts in a major reorganization of his own design. At the same time he helps manage Desert Storm, conflict in Bosnia and Somalia, and the Pentagon reaction to “gays in the Military” and “women in combat.”

Following retirement from active duty, General McPeak began a second career in business. He has enjoyed notable success as a founder, investor and chairman of business startups. In 2011 he became chairman of the American Battle Monuments Commission, helping supervise the overseas cemeteries and monuments that commemorate America's combat heritage.

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ISBN-13: 9780991658718
Publisher: Merrill A. McPeak
Publication date: 01/20/2017
Series: The Aerial View Trilogy , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 362
File size: 33 MB
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About the Author

General Merrill A. ("Tony") McPeak entered the Air Force in 1957 as a Distinguished Graduate of the San Diego State College ROTC program. A career fighter pilot, he spent two years with the Air Force's elite aerobatic team, the Thunderbirds, performing before millions of people in nearly 200 official air shows in the U.S. and overseas. He flew 269 combat missions in Vietnam. Senior leadership assignments included command of the 20th Fighter Wing in NATO, the Twelfth Air Force (and concurrently U.S. Southern Command Air Forces) and the Pacific Air Forces. He was Air Force chief during a period of very active US involvement overseas, including Operation Desert Storm. While leading the Air Force, he conceived and executed the most extensive reorganization in its history, creating a service better suited to meet the nation's defense needs.In 1992, San Diego State University honored General McPeak with its first ever Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1995, George Washington University gave him its Distinguished Alumni Award, the "George." He was among the initial seven inductees to the Oregon Aviation Hall of Honor. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, New York City, and in 2008 was a national co-chairman of Obama for President. In 2010, President Obama appointed General McPeak to the American Battle Monuments Commission. The Commissioners subsequently elected him Chairman.

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1: Desert Storm Chapter 2: Lessons of the Gulf War Chapter 3: 1991: Organize Chapter 4: 1992: Train Chapter 5: 1993:wid1 (pbk.) Chapter 6: Bosnia Chapter 7: The War on Biology Part I: Women in Combat Chapter 8: The War on Biology Part II: Gays in the Military Chapter 9: Somalia Chapter 10: Roles and Missions Chapter 11: Followed by More Appendix: Battlefield Control Measures

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