Accession Number : ADA312162

Title :   Air Expeditionary Forces: Providing Operational Alternatives.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Neubauer, John A.

PDF Url : ADA312162

Report Date : 14 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Due to the post-Cold War draw down, the U.S. military has withdrawn from many of its overseas bases and the regional CINCs will now have to rely on CONUS based forces earlier and to a greater extent than in the past. The U.S. Air Force developed the Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) concept to provide alternative ways of matching needs with capabilities. Possible AEF employment scenarios include humanitarian relief operations, substitute for a similar capability, rapid crisis response, and air operational reserve. Issues affecting the employment of air expeditionary forces exist and should be addressed during the deliberate planning process. Specifically, generic air expeditionary force packages should be designed to speed force tailoring during crisis planning and to allow realistic peacetime training that is consistent with the CINC's wartime concept of operations.

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, VELOCITY, SCENARIOS, MILITARY FACILITIES, QUICK REACTION, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, PEACETIME, EMPLOYMENT, AIR FORCE TRAINING, RESPONSE, MATCHING, AIR FORCE PLANNING, OVERSEAS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE