Kendall explains why success in space requires ‘transformational change’
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall offered a blunt assessment of the challenges today in space but also optimism that the United States would maintain its dominance in that domain.
Kendall outlines progress on ‘transformation’ tempered by continuing threats, need for ‘urgency’
Offering a report card on the state of transformation across the Air and Space Forces, Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall said June 24 that progress has been made but more is needed, and the pace of change must quicken to reshape and refocus the …
Kendall says budget request meets current needs while opening path to the future
In an appearance focused on the Department’s recently submitted $194 billion budget request for fiscal year 2023, Kendall acknowledged that the Air and Space Forces must modernize faster while also making a cultural shift in the face of competition.
Kendall, Brown, Raymond outline changes necessary to defend the nation, the need to go fast and succeed
Speaking separately at an influential gathering two blocks from the White House March 9, the Department of the Air Force’s highest ranking civilian and military leaders offered emphatic variations on a similar theme – the need to modernize faster, thin…
Brown, Raymond highlight strengths, ‘intertwined’ nature of their separate services
The senior leaders hosted a “fireside chat” discussing how the Air and Space Forces are designed to work seamlessly and side-by-side to enhance the capabilities of each in protecting the nation’s security and interests.
Kendall details ‘Seven Operational Imperatives’ & how they forge the Future Force
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall discussed how the Air and Space Forces must modernize to meet new, emerging threats and challenges by implementing the Department of the Air Force’s “seven operational imperatives.”
Kendall Outlines ‘Operational Imperatives,’ Choices During Think Tank Appearance
Kendall offered the assessment during a 45-minute “virtual fireside chat” sponsored by the Center for a New American Security or CNAS, a Washington-based think tank that is influential on questions of national security and defense policy.
Brown, Raymond warn of impacts to Air Force, Space Force if new budget is not approved
Air Force and Space Force senior leaders addressed Continuing Resolution impacts on service readiness and modernization in an effort to seek approval on a new spending plan.
Kendall calls for ‘technically and operationally innovative approaches’ to meet logistics challenges
Kendall’s keynote remarks to the National Defense Transportation Association and the U.S. Transportation Command’s Fall Meeting offered in unvarnished terms the challenges facing the United States posed by China and what the U.S. must do to best mainta…
Raymond describes Space Force achievements, plans, challenges ahead
Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond illustrates how the Space Force is purpose built for success at a time when the nation can no longer take space for granted Sept. 21.