Accession Number : ADA331745

Title :   The United States Air Force and Republic of Korea Air Force: Can Both Forces Train Together on a Regular Basis?

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 4 Aug 96-6 Jun 97

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Swonson, John R.

PDF Url : ADA331745

Report Date : 07 JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : This study investigates the feasibility of combining the daily training schedules of United States Air Force units and Republic of Korea Air Force units. The combined Air Component Command's plan for future hostilities in the Korean theater call for both air forces to work together in combined operations on the very first day of the campaign. The training each air force does to prepare for this eventuality is similar in many respects, but because of long standing beliefs the two have, they rarely trained together. The two training syllabi were compared to highlight the similarities and differences. Staff interviews were conducted to provide service and cultural related perceptions to clarify research questions. This study concludes that near-term combined training is feasible, however, only on a limited basis. In-depth, long-term training programs can be developed as the cultural barriers are broken down, which is what this study promotes.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), *AIR FORCE TRAINING, *KOREA, MILITARY OPERATIONS, THESES, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE