by ACC Public Affairs
Headquarters Air Combat Command
8/10/2015 - LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. -- Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command released the ACC's 2015 command strategy "Securing the High Ground"
The principles the document outlines are designed to chart a deliberate
course for ACC that will transform today's Combat Air Force into the CAF
"This strategy outlines my priorities for ACC and provides a roadmap to
ensure the Combat Air Force can provide unmatched air dominance for our
Nation now and into the forseeable future," said Carlisle.
The strategy is based around Carlisle's three priorities:
· Provide for Today: Deliver the greatest amount of combat capability to
meet our national security objectives and win our nation's wars.
· Prepare for the Future: Balanced capabilities and capacity to meet the demands of a complex and uncertain world.
· The Foundation of Airpower: Airmen and their families.
"Our job is to provide the maximum amount of capability we can to the
combatant commanders," Carlisle said. "As the lead for five of the Air
Force's 12 core functions, we have to build the best Air Force we can
now and in the future given the resources the American people provide
Carlisle noted that ensuring the Air Force's capacity and capability to
successfully meet those five functions--air superiority, global
integrated ISR, global precision attack, personnel recovery, and command
and control--would be a challenging undertaking in what has become a
increasingly complex and uncertain environment. However, he added he
was confident that the command's Airmen were up to the task.
"Our Airmen are our asymmetric advantage over any adversary that we may
face," he said. "We must make sure they're resilient and have everything
they need to face the unique challenges of military life, and set
conditions that support joint force objectives and the national military
Within the strategy, Carlisle noted that despite having "more mission
than we have people, time or money" he was confident in the command's
future and its enduring commitment to "protecting the foundation of
airpower and securing the high ground for America."
"ACC has a proud heritage of meeting difficult challenges with success," he wrote. "That will not change as we go forward."
A copy of the 2015 ACC Command Strategy is available for review and download at http://www.acc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-150810-026.pdf.
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