SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. --
In order to establish a common understanding of mobility's direction to 2035, the Air Mobility Command commander recently released his Rapid Global Mobility Vision.
"This vision is essential to Mobility Airmen as it is the framework and foundation guiding us into the future," said Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, AMC commander. "It builds on our past achievements and describes our initiatives to address the challenges of a dynamic operational and austere fiscal environment."
The Vision focuses on the command's 20-year strategic vectors, which are aligned under the Air Force Strategic Vectors and U.S. Transportation Command's priorities, in order to ensure unity and purpose. These vectors are:
· Execute and Sustain Rapid Global Mobility
· Enhance Mobility Partnerships
· Prepare the Mobility Forces for Tomorrow
· Develop and Care for Airmen and Their Families
"RGM's future is one of opportunity and promise," said Everhart. "The uncertainty of the future environment, coupled with constrained resources, demands that we take actions now to ensure enterprise-wide success in the future."
The document discusses AMC's dual role in providing global power projection and enabling vigilance for the nation.
"To accomplish this, as the lead command for air mobility, AMC is charged with managing and coordinating all Mobility Air Force operations facilitating air mobility force interoperability," said the commander.
AMC's responsibilities as the lead command include providing mobility doctrine, organization, standardization, leadership development, modernization, planning and programming, and logistics standards. These responsibilities all span the missions of airlift, air refueling, aeromedical evacuation, and air mobility support.
The document provides a brief overview of our present-day status.
"Today, air mobility forces execute the air mobility mission around the globe, enabling operational agility and flexibility to the warfighter, the diplomat, and our nation's partners," said Everhart. "Our forces are in action supporting and enabling joint and coalition forces engaged in combat operations across the globe."
The RGM Vision then dives in deeper as the commander describes the future environment and strategic vectors of the future.
"As an integral part of the United States Air Force and joint force family of systems, the future air mobility fleet must be prepared to operate in the full spectrum of operating environments, including austere and improvised airfields, while contending with global access constraints," said the general.
The document details how the strategic vectors of the future are designed to help AMC focus on their direct investments, institutional changes, and employment concepts throughout the 20-year planning.
"Maintaining Airmen, aircraft, and support structure readiness is the foundation of mission accomplishment," said Everhart, when discussing the vector Execute and Sustain Rapid Global Mobility. "Nowhere is this more critical than in our no-fail missions of support to the nuclear mission through the employment of air refueling tankers and our mission of safe, responsive presidential airlift."
The general went into further detail for each of the other vectors before closing.
"Our charge is to provide 'Unrivaled Global Reach for America...ALWAYS!' and we do this by preserving the legacy of those before us as well as developing and delivering the next generation of RGM," said Everhart. "Success in the future requires bold leadership today. Our nation needs it and our Airmen demand it; neither will be content with the status quo."