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 services to meet fast evolving global threats.
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, think faster, and nurture the cultures needed to confront potential threats and adversaries.
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.
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 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.
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 maintain global stability.
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.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. attended the 2021 Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference at National Harbor, Maryland, to deliver his “Accelerate Change to Empowered Airmen” speech, Sept. 20.