This new age allowed those striving behind the scenes to further develop and gain resources to shape the force for tomorrows fight. The joint effort and community, plus a majority of the new support to Cyberspace Operations coming from national level, demands the need to create a new path in the Army. Working with joint partners, ANWB helps shape the initial design of what would become a new MOS within the MI CMF. Lessons learned from previous work on career paths by other services is vital to reviewing the Army’s need and direction, while attempting to avoid pitfalls discovered by others.
Winston Churchill once said, “Not to have an adequate Air Force in the present state of the world is to compromise the foundations of national freedom and independence” (Quotes about Everything). In this sense, the military is important to America, especially the Air Force. The Air Force provides security and safety to the people. Military lifestyles are usually not everybody’s first choice in the beginning. Particularly, the U.S. Air Force is not always is not always the first branch that comes to mind when thinking of the future. Most of the time, people come to conclusion of enlisting in any branch of the military because of an uncertainty of their future. “…I had no career or education goals, no plans; it’s just where my path took me”
Since the inception of the United States of America 250 years ago, our government has enacted a practice of lies and deceit that keep its citizens in the dark. Matters such as false allegations that result in long standing wars, financial misuse and abuse, secret alliances that serve the government agenda's, and the altering of history affect not only the US citizens, it affects the global population as a whole. This deception has resulted in mistrust of the US Government as people question what our government is up to and what they are seeking to gain. In order to earn the public's trust, the United States Government needs to be transparent with its citizens, giving us the information whether it's positive or negative instead of allowing
Considered the “backbone of the Army,” the Army NCO corps is facing a massive shortage of qualified Soldiers thanks to the down-sizing of military forces after a decade and a half of wars, and the seasoned NCOs either separating from the military, retiring, or recovering from combat related injuries. Through a Department of Defense policy that was implemented in 2005 to expand the NCO corps, which ultimately lowered the bar for promotion,
The previous promotion system that the Army had in place was designed to support an Army at war. Prior to the height of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army mandated that soldiers attend the appropriate level of Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development (NCOPD) course before the soldier could pin on the next rank. As the Army goes through demobilization, the Army is seeing more of a garrison style of leadership come full circle, realizing that NCO development supports combat readiness long-term. The Chief of Staff of the United States Army, General Mark Milley said “Readiness is the Army’s number one priority” (www.armytimes.com) The Army’s combat readiness depends on leaders at all levels to embrace the importance of developing NCOs at a higher level. With changing and improving weapons system and equipment, soldiers of 2020 will need to be at a higher level of readiness than ever before. It must commit to placing emphasis and value on the training, education, and experiences individuals obtain in the operational, institutional, and self-development learning domains. The U.S. Army has made leaps and bounds from where it first began and leading up to the twentieth century. “In the mid 1900’s many leaders in the Army still felt that development was done through the means of on-the-job training, and that that is where it should stay.” (www.ncohistory.com) This was about as far from the today’s system of STEP as you could possibly be.
The department’s leadership is responsible for providing appropriate manpower and resources to each mission using an increasingly tight budget, while also following strict laws for high priority missions, such as nuclear defense, which mandate both high levels of training and manpower (Air Education Training Command, 2015). Additionally, warfare technology has become incredibly advanced. Due to this complication, the educational and technical requirements for military service members and employees are steadily increasing.
The United States Air Force has been able to carry on a great tradition of air supremacy and advanced technology. They were born in September 1947, when they separated from the Army Air Core, and became their own unit (www.peterson.af.mil). Providing for the troops that serve always has been a top priority of the Air Force. The Air Force is run in management form, just like any large organization, or small business. It has a rank structure, where tasks are delegated down from the ranking Officers through the Enlisted Core. After significant evaluation, I have researched and identified the following six categories necessary for the Air Force to preserve
U.S Guard Considers Replacing Thousands of Soldiers With Robots. A week ago at the Army Aviation Symposium, in Arlington, Va., a U.S Guard officer declared that the Army is looking to thin down its faculty numbers and receive more robots over the impending years. The greatest shock, however, is the scale of the downsizing the Army may point for. At the current rate, the Army is relied upon to psychologist from 540,000 individuals down to 420,000 by 2019. Yet finally week's occasion, Gen. Robert Cone, leader of the Army's Training and Doctrine Command, offered some amazing insights about the thin down arrangements. As Defense News put it, he "quietly dropped a shell," saying the Army is examining the likelihood of lessening the span of an unit from 4,000 fighters to 3,000 in the nearing years. To keep things as compelling while diminishing labor, the Army will accumulate more unmanned force, as robots. From the Defense News story:
There has never been a moment in my life that wasn’t colored with thoughts of other people. My earliest memories are of butchering hogs on the farm, loading all the meat into huge coolers in the back of my mom’s truck to give away to the families of the disabled children she cared for. When I was 15 I started volunteering in a local nursing home and my senior year of high school I took half days so I could start pursuing a nursing degree through the local community college. So it seemed only natural that I continued the tradition of service before self by joining the United States Air Force. I can’t even express how much I loved my job and I was good at it. I truly thought I had found my path. So it was like mourning a death when an adverse reaction to a vaccine left me with a rare disorder, a pacemaker and a medical retirement. The loss of my career, the demise of my health and the havoc both wrought on my life led me down a dark road. It wasn’t until I realized that the silver lining in the situation was having the freedom and financial independence to spend my time finding ways to help other people. If anything helping other people became my salvation and my sanity. So when I ran across this contest I couldn’t help but think how incredibly well timed it was as Virginia is exactly the place I had planned on moving back to in 2.5 years when the love of my life’s military career finally came to a close. My mind immediately began racing with thoughts of all the
1. The current requirements for general officer (flag staff) should be altered to allow remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) pilots an opportunity to compete for the same position as other fellow Airmen. This paper presents background on the “glass ceiling”1 facing RPA pilots going before the Command Screening Board (CSB), second it presents three possible solutions to resolve the ineligibility and opportunity gap creating this dilemma and lastly, a combined best solution is presented.2
The first proposed change is to reduce the number of aircraft assigned to each AMU. I propose that we do this by limiting AMU’s to only 10 assigned Aircraft and 200 to 250 personal. In many squadrons this will require the stand up of a third AMU. Though this will require more SNCOs for AMU leadership positions. It will allow for the Junior NCOS to hold higher Supervisory level positions developing them into better NCOs. This will do two very important things in regards to managing Millennials and accomplishing the mission. The first is it will improve overall interpersonal communication between millennials and AMU leadership. Second, it will give the Junior NCO’s more developmental opportunities and make them better leaders, in addition to gaining their buy in to AMU decisions. This in turn, through improved communication will gain the Airman’s
Following the controversial win of this year’s presidential election, President Donald Trump’s initiates his first budget proposal to be increasing military spending. More explicitly, he not only seeks to see a sharp $56 billion-dollar increase in military spending, but also to cut funding from nonmilitary programs such as education, poverty and the environment to name a few. This increase might not seem like much considering that some can arguable say that an increase of military spending can create more job opportunity and that protecting our nation at all cost should be National Security first priority. However, if the bigger picture is being looked at, funding from many government assistant programs like Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security
When you were buying your very first drone, did you have any idea that these aerial vehicles would become so popular and useful that full-bodied training courses and study modules would be made available to public through university and college degree programs? Well, there are a good number of colleges in the USA that are already offering drone training to thousands of students. Of course, drone engineering is a full-fledged discipline because there are so many types of unmanned aerial vehicles now available throughout the world ranging from simple just-for-fun drones to combat flying vehicles housing missiles and other payload and military surveillance drones. Next is the category of drone pilots that need robust training as well as certification
If that had happened the Germans would have completely controlled the air over Britain, cutting us off from our colonies and the Americas and all the aid pouring in from them and the rest of the world. If the RAF had been smashed then the U-boats would be free to terrorise the Atlantic convoys. Bomber groups from Northern France and Denmark would have had free rein to attack the Atlantic convoys with complete annihilation as the inevitable outcome. The Royal Navy, the largest navy in the world at the time, would have been smashed to bits by the unfettered Luftwaffe, leaving the North Atlantic at the mercy of the German pocket battleships; the Graf spray and Bismarck, and the United Kingdom would have been completely isolated, with the result
Introduction - The business case study proposal is a company case about General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the leading developer of unmanned aeronautical platform technologies (ga-asi.com, 2016). As noted on the GA-ASI website (2016), GA-ASI has been the premier provider and value chain orchestrator (Mudambi, 2008) of remotely piloted aircraft, also referred to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones, to the United States (US) government agencies since inception of the highly innovative technology in the early 1990s. Reductions in the US defense budget, sequestration and increased competition from other US based UAV platform providers such as Northrup-Grumman and Boeing (Hoovers Company Profile, 2016) has slowed GA-ASI sales to US and European allies in recent years and caused layoff concerns (Shalal-Esa, 2013).