Volume 29, Issue 1, Jan - Feb  2015

Senior Leader Perspective

A Rebalance Strategy for Pacific Air Forces: Flight Plan to Runways and Relationships

Brig Gen Steven L. Basham, USAF
Maj Nelson D. Rouleau, USAF

This article examines implementation of the contribution of Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) to the nation's Pacific Rebalance. Even before the formation of Far East Air Forces on 31 July 1944, airpower had played a meaningful role in securing...


Leading Millennials: An Approach That Works

Col S. Clinton Hinote, USAF
Col Timothy J. Sundvall, USAF

Our Air Force is full of millennials. The military "pyramid" force structure means that there will always be considerably more young people than old, and the millennial generation (roughly defined as those born from 1980 to 2000) has filled our...

Feature Articles

Operationalizing Air-Sea Battle in the Pacific 

Maj William H. Ballard, USAF
Col Mark C. Harysch, USAF, Retired
Col Kevin J. Cole, USAF, Retired
Byron S. Hall

This article examines how United States Pacific Air Forces is working through United States Pacific Command (PACOM) to evolve Air-Sea Battle (ASB) concepts into operational reality as its conceptual framework. By doing so, it seeks to counter any...

Ricochets and Replies

A Global Space Control Strategy 

Theresa Hitchens, Former Director, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research

Disturbingly, the strategy laid out in Dr. B. T. Cesul's article "A Global Space Control Strategy"ť (November-December 2014) essentially is a throwback to the "space dominance" policies and ambitions set out by the administration of President George...


Pacific Air Forces' Power Projection: Sustaining Peace, Prosperity, and Freedom

Lt Col David A. Williamson, USAF

This article examines Pacific Air Forces' (PACAF) support of Pacific Command (PACOM) through its power projection line of operation (LOO). The PACOM theater is geographically vast, culturally diverse, and politically complex. Thus, PACAF's...

Back to the Future: Integrated Air and Missile Defense in the Pacific

Kenneth R. Dorner
Maj William B. Hartman, USAF
Maj Jason M. Teague, USAF

This article illustrates United States Pacific Air Forces' resolve to continually improve theater integrated air and missile defense (IAMD). Pacific Command faces three potential adversaries with the largest quiver of ballistic and cruise missiles...

To Enable and Sustain: Pacific Air Forces' Theater Security Cooperation as a Line of Operation

Lt Col Jeffrey B. Warner, USAF

Effective theater response doesn't "just happen."ť It is the result of an investment of strategy, planning, relationships, and cooperation to promote Pacific security. Pacific Air Forces uses the line of operation as a way to think about how to...

Empowered Commanders: The Cornerstone to Agile, Flexible Command and Control

Maj Eric Theriault, USAF

This article highlights the Air Force's evolution of command and control (C2) during recent combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The complexity of counterinsurgency required the Air Force to evolve from using a centralized-control construct...

Resilient Airmen: Pacific Air Forces' Critical Enabler

Maj Cody G. Gravitt, USAF
Capt Greg Long, USAF
Command Chief Harold L. Hutchison, USAF

This article analyzes how Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) operationalizes resiliency within the command as part of a broader strategy of expanding engagement, increasing combat capability, and improving war-fighter integration. The resilient Airmen (RA)...

Selected Air University Research

Promoting Sound Ethical Decisions in the Air Force: CGO Solutions to Air Force Moral and Ethical Lapses

Think Tank 14D

Recent ethical lapses in the Air Force have caused some observers to question the moral health of the service. Think Tank 14D has been asked to provide a Company Grade Officer (CGO) perspective on that problem and suggest what CGOs should do to...

Book Reviews