Accession Number : ADA274462

Title :   Air Force Composite Wings - Future Success or Failure?

Descriptive Note : Monograph rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : McGonigle, Ronald L.

Report Date : 13 MAY 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : The diversity of future threats, the distances imposed upon a US based force, and declining fiscal and manpower resources has forced an emphasis on rapidly deployable contingency forces. The Air Force, in light of this changing economic and strategic military environment is proposing a number of changes to its organization. One proposed organizational change is replacement of traditional monolithic wings with what is termed composite wings. Composite wings are units that combine the capabilities of various aircraft to form self-sufficient mission packages used to satisfy theater air tasking objectives. The proposed structure will contain a mixed package of aircraft and their support assets at a single base, under the control of a single boss. This monograph analyzes two fundamental questions. Is the composite wing a viable structure for improving combat effectiveness while meeting future operational and strategic war fighting needs? And, at the same time, is the proposed peacetime structure of composite wing's compatible with the current political environment

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE, *MODIFICATION, *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, MISSIONS, AERIAL WARFARE, MILITARY HISTORY, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, PEACETIME, AIR FORCE RESEARCH, LESSONS LEARNED.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE