Accession Number : ADA215995

Title :   Air University in War: The Role of Education in Wartime,

Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL AIRPOWER RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : Short, Lawrence O.

Report Date : NOV 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 241

Abstract : Warfare puts a military establishment to the ultimate test. Success in war requires that all available military resources by utilized in the most efficient and effective ways. Air University possesses significant resources--personnel, facilities, expertise--that can be used in a variety of ways during wartime. This study draws five important conclusions: 1) Air University has a definite wartime function whatever the level of conflict. Air University should plan to modify existing programs and should create new programs to support whatever requirements a wartime situation may dictate. 2) Manpower needs must be revised to reflect the anticipated wartime role of Air University and to provide for an orderly transition to increased manning by individual mobilization augmentees (IMAs) and retirees. 3) The people must see themselves as vital to any war effort at any level. 4) The assumption of a wartime role would also require a revised look at Air University's missions of doctrine formulation and research. Both must begin in peacetime and would become more important in wartime. 5) At a minimum, air University must formalize its relationships with planners of the Air Training Command and the Air Staff. Failure to do this would result in a lack of serious consideration being given to the use of AU resources in wartime. (kt)

Descriptors :   *COMBAT SUPPORT, *WARFARE, AIR, CONFLICT, DOCTRINE, EDUCATION, FORMULATIONS, MANPOWER, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, SCHOOLS, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MISSIONS, MOBILIZATION, PEACETIME, RESOURCES, RETIREMENT(PERSONNEL).

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE