A Strategic Planning Framework for EAF Support
Jan 1, 2000
An Integrated Strategic Agile Combat Support Planning Framework
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A key challenge facing the future Air Force is how to nearly continuously deploy relatively small-scale forces for peacekeeping and humanitarian relief missions while maintaining the capability to win major theater wars. In response to this challenge, the Air Force has developed the concept of an Expeditionary Aerospace Force (EAF) to deal with the range of expected missions. The report argues that this new concept requires a complete reexamination of the combat support system, especially the planning framework for combat support. This framework must integrate logistics, mobility, and operational planning across echelons, commands, and phases of warfare. The report discusses how integrated Agile Combat Support planning aimed at mid-term or strategic decisions can enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of EAF operations. The authors provide an example of use of the ACS planning framework to evaluate support alternatives for a strike AEF deployment to Southwest Asia, addressing aviation support, reparable avionics components, and munitions.
The Expeditionary Aerospace Force and the Need for Enhanced Combat Support System Planning
An Enhanced Strategic ACS Planning Framework for the Expeditionary Aerospace Force
Applying the Enhanced ACS Strategic Planning Framework: Infrastructure for Global Adaptiveness
Process Development to Support Continuous Expeditionary ACS System Planning: An Organizational Approach
Conclusions and Recommendations
Support Requirements Determination Model: Munitions
Support Options Analysis: Munitions
Support Requirements Determination Model: Minimum Maintenance Personnel and Support Equipment
Support Requirements Determination Model: Avionics Maintenance
AEF Deployment and Planning Tool (ADAPT)
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