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When comparing the Air Forces throughout the world, the United States Air Force (USAF) remains to be the best. The USAF isn’t the best because that what Americans think, it is the best because of how it operates in wartime. This essay will focus on the how the USAF implements its tenets of airpower and how it relates to joint operations. This essay will compare the two and provide two examples how Airman execute these functions.
Air Force Doctrine Document 1 (AFDD) 1, defines tenets of airpower as the application of airpower is refined by several fundamental guiding truths. Centralized Control & Decentralized Execution, Flexibility & Versatility, Synergistic Effects, Persistence, Concentration, Priority, and Balance make up these guiding
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Centralized Control & Decentralized Execution, which is the ability for air and space functions to plan, direct, prioritize, synchronize, integrate, and de-conflict these capabilities for the JFC. In basic terms, Centralized Control is the ability to plan for air and space at the strategic level while maximizing these capabilities flexibility and effectiveness. This planning usually occurs within the planning division of an Area of Concentration (AOC). Their role is to ensure that the objective(s) required for a mission is planned so it may be executed properly. Centralized Control is not designed to execute the mission, it is designed to be planned at the strategic level for execution. Decentralized Execution is the delegation of execution authority to lower level leadership to achieve mission effectiveness. Decentralized Execution, gives those conducting the actual mission or operation the flexibility to execute in very fluid situations. A plan for a mission or objective only survives until first contact with the enemy, meaning war is fluid and those in higher leadership roles do not have the pulse of situation on the ground, air, sea or space. This is where Decentralized Execution comes into play, the operators have the ability to meet the C2 objective how they see fit.
How does Centralized Control & Decentralized Execution relate to joint functions? Using the joint function of C2 and fires. C2 gives the JFC the ability to commander over those assigned or attached to ensure the mission is completed. C2 is given to the

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