Gen. Charles Q. Brown, the Air Force chief of staff, wants to change how air and space commanders do their jobs. Speaking Sept. 14 before a virtual audience at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference, Brown said that the service must adapt – and quicken its ability to respond – in order to counter potential threats from other potential adversary superpowers. He said the service plans to address these needs when it submits its proposed 2022 budget to Congress, the Air Force Association (AFA) reported on its web site. The service also intends to present a “fresh take on warfighting” sometime in December, AFA reported.
“It’s better to have a force of quality than a force of quantity that is missing parts like manpower, sensors, command and control, weapon systems and sustainment,” Brown said.
Brown also expressed his support for the plans put forth by Gen. B. Chance Saltzman, the Space Force operations boss, that eschew traditional arrangements. Instead, Brown noted, the Space Force is dividing its resources into areas that track current operations and geopolitical conditions, analyze data, and plan for future contingencies.