February 7, 2011
The United States Air Force has been able to carry on a great tradition of air supremacy and advanced technology. They were born in September 1947, when they separated from the Army Air Core, and became their own unit (www.peterson.af.mil). Providing for the troops that serve always has been a top priority of the Air Force. The Air Force is run in management form, just like any large organization, or small business. It has a rank structure, where tasks are delegated down from the ranking Officers through the Enlisted Core. After significant evaluation, I have researched and identified the following six categories necessary for the Air Force to preserve satisfaction and success from their troops: 1. Declare existing organizational goals through a firm mission statement. 2. Maintain the highest ethical standards.
3. Uphold communication through the rank structure through surveys. 4. Reinforce the importance of training for top performance. 5. Maintain the Air Force’s principal focus on the Airmen’s well-being. 6. Constantly improve from research methods to stay a premier organization. The first and second groups support a proven successful vision that has worked for more than 64 years. The Air Force’s Core Values are what helps to keep their Mission Statement so pertinent and gives them a strong backbone to sustain the high ethical standards they expect. These Core Values are Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do (www.airforce.com). The third topic promotes communication through the rank structure. This is to include all ranks; this ranges from the lowest ranking enlisted airmen, to the highest ranking General. The fourth category is to ensure the Airmen are trained to perform at a high level of intensity. Training is vital to set the Airmen up for success. The fifth category is to reinforce that the Air Force, although mission-driven, cares for their Airmen as they are family. The last topic is a commitment by the Air Force to continue the critical research they do to make certain they are integrating the most efficient way of accomplishing the mission.
United States Air Force Research Report
The United States Air Force has been serving this country for over six decades. They have helped to provide a vast security blanket for this nation. Their mission statement is to “fly, fight, and win…in air, space and cyberspace” (www.airforce/ourmission.com pg.1). To achieve their mission statement, the AF relentlessly voices how important it is to stick to their core competencies to their troops. The core competencies are Air and Space Superiority, Global Attack, Rapid Global Mobility, Precision Engagement, Information Security, and Agile Combat Support. The Air Force created an inspirational vision, and they have unyielding support from all their troops, therefore their structured format has proven to be successful. The AF has also made it their commitment to make their employees understand how important they are in reaching success in this mission. Applying research within the infrastructure of the ranks helps the AF to see how they can provide better for their men and women. If it were not for all who volunteer for the AF, the mission would not be possible. Surveys that measure the quality of life for their employees help in communicating what areas need to be addressed. Qualitative and quantitative research will single out areas to develop more contentment, which will help to accomplish the desired mission. This report contains a statement of the quandary, literature review, research design, and methodology as well as a study of the results that are expected. Once the results are studied, possible recommendations can be made to improve any problem that may arise.
Statement of Quandary
The AF is the second smallest...