Integrity…Service… - Center for Strategic and International Studies

Report
The Future of the
U.S. Air Force
Center for Strategic and
International Studies
General Mark Welsh, CSAF
Mustache March
Five Core Missions
1) Air & Space Superiority
2) Intelligence, Surveillance
and Reconnaissance (ISR)
3) Rapid Global Mobility
4) Global Strike
5) Command & Control
In & through:
Air, Space, and Cyberspace
“Enablers”
ISR
Airlift
PNT
Nuke
AS/SS
One Air Force
 Efficiency vs Capability
 Active/Reserve force
structure ratios & DST
 Deploy-to-dwell goals
 Test the concept
 Personnel integration
 Exploit the strengths
AF Vision
GV-GR-GP
Air Force 2023
AIR FORCE 2023
A RESOURCE STRATEGY
The Missing Link…
AIR FORCE STRATEGY
2014
Guiding Concepts
Next…
GR—GP
Strategic
& Bombardment
Parallel
Warfare
Counter-Terrorism
&&COIN
Global
Vigilance,
Nuclear
Deterrence
Reach,
Power
AirLand
Battle
Guiding Concepts
AIR FORCE STRATEGY
2014
Strategic Agility
Strategic Planning
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30 Year Look
Strategic Environment
Threat Assessment
Strategic Priorities
Lines of Operation
S&T Priorities
“Call to the Future!”
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Updated every 4 Years
Air Force Strategy
Strategic Planning
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20 Year Look
Single AF Master Plan
Current/Emerging Prgms
Fiscally Informed
Strategic Off-Ramps
Potential Pivot Points
“Flights Plans”
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Updated every 2 Years
Air Force Strategy
Master Plan
Strategic Planning
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10 Year Look
Resources Strategy
Balanced
Cross-Portfolio Trades
Integrated Planning Force
First 5 years = POM
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Updated Annually
Air Force Strategy
Master Plan
AF 2023
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