Accession Number : ADA331502

Title :   Congress and the Air Force.

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Boesdorfer, Todd A. ; LaLumia, John D. ; McGee, Anne E. ; King, Lance ; Lockwood, Francine P.

PDF Url : ADA331502

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : The involvement of the Congress in military affairs has always had a significant impact on the Air Force; after all, it was an act of Congress that created the Air Force as a separate service. A positive relationship between these two organizations helps shape the current and future capabilities necessary to defend our nation. However, in an era when all the Services are competing for shares of declining defense budgets, it has become even more important for the Air Force to cultivate a positive relationship with Congress. The problem is that many Air Force members do not have an in-depth understanding of how to interact with Congress in order to build and maintain that relationship to the benefit of the Air Force. Moreover, they don't know where to go to find out that information. The "Congress and the Air Force" Internet web page serves as a "one-stop shop" where Air Force personnel can find vital guidance and direction on how to interact with Congress. It also provides comprehensive background information to help Air Force members better understand the Congress-Air Force relationship. The web page discusses four major subject areas: (1) the historical congressional-military relationship, (2) the basic legislative process, (3) the Air Force's involvement with Congress, and (4) specific "how to" guidance for interacting with Congress. The need for a "one-stop" guide is clear. The literature on this topic is not readily accessible by the Air Force member out in the field who has a need to know. This research project incorporates statutory, regulatory, and background information from a multitude of sources: books, periodicals, documents, government publications and reports, personal interviews, and multimedia sources.

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, *REGULATIONS, *LEGISLATION, *HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, METHODOLOGY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ORGANIZATIONS, REGULATORS, DOCUMENTS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY BUDGETS, PERIODICALS, INTERVIEWING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE